ENGL 340. African Literature. 3 Hours.
Explores African writers from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Wole Soyinka, Zakes Mda, and Zoe Wicombe. While investigating how African writers have responded to the West's history of overtly sexualized and romanticized discourses on Africa, the course will explore several common thematic strands in African Literature, including: colonialism and African nationalisms, the relationship between gender/race and nation, the politics of food, AIDS, and language innovation. Category D.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level ENGL course with a D or better.