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LET 255
Reading War in Post-Colonial Literature from Africa and the Middle East
Spring

This course will focus on representations of war in post-colonial novels from Nigeria, Algeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, and Iraq. We will explore the historical contexts of war in literature, creative resistance to military and political oppression, the link between trauma and memory, women's efforts to "wage peace," and war and sexuality in novels by Assia Djebar, Nuruddin Farah, Buchi Emecheta, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Nuha Al-Radi, and Boris Diop, among others.
Offered every third year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Brinda Mehta

Note(s):
Open to graduate students only.

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