Summer 2017  |  AFRO 3625W Section 001: Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora (88084)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
06/12/2017 - 08/04/2017
Tue, Thu 04:45PM - 07:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Works of black women writers from Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Novels, drama, films, and essays.
Class Description:
Welcome to AFRO 3625W! The second half of the 20th century witnessed, in the literary arena, an explosion of writing by black women in Africa and its diasporas. But although there has been an increasing interest in these women's writings, it can hardly be said that they occupy a central place in literary and critical theory. This course seeks to explore black female literary voices from Africa and its diasporas. Topics of particular interest will include, though not limited to, colonial patriarchy and the erosion of traditional values, the dynamics of gender in postcolonial contexts, the intersections between the public and private spheres in women's narratives, the struggle to negotiate gender, racial, class boundaries, national memory and national identity in women's writings on displacement, as well as women's agency through spatial/social mobility.
40% Reports/Papers
25% Written Homework
10% Reflection Papers
25% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
40% Lecture
20% Film/Video
30% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
90 Pages Reading Per Week
40 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 November 2014

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