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LET 249
Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa
Fall

Exploration of contemporary social issues in Africa through the work of contemporary women writers from Francophone and Anglophone traditions, including Ken Bugul (Senegal), Flora Nwapa (Nigeria), Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt), Bessie Head (Botswana), Farida Karodia (South Africa), and Calixthe Beyala (Cameroon/France). Issues include women's education, women and nation building, female sexuality, spirituality, exile and expatriate writing, indigenous African feminisms, and changing gender roles. Students will also be introduced to post-colonial theory.
Offered every third year beginning 2018-19.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Brinda Mehta

Note(s):
Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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