Course Descriptions

01:013:311 Women Writers of Africa (3) (spring)

This course is a survey of writings by women from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and regional areas of Africa and the Diaspora. Using an intercultural approach, it focuses on the imaginative works of African women, exploring the socio-cultural and political landscapes that have shaped their works, and how their works, in turn, are a reflection of the (pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial) conditions of their production. Special attention is given to the intersection of power, class and gender in the analysis of the texts covered in class, demonstrating how the writings of women often constitute a different voice about Africanity.