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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 244 - Modern African Literature

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

An examination of 20th and 21st century African literature in English with a focus on the political and economic realities of modern day Africa. Keeping in mind that being a writer in Africa is a political act, often punishable by imprisonment and even death, we will appreciate African literature as a platform for political and social critique, as well as the multiplicity of African lives and cultures. Some authors discussed: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo and Ben Okri.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: M. Gadsby

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Comparative Literature

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