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Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 366                                    
Course Title: African Women's Literature
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course focuses on the contemporary literature of African women, examining their works themes and styles. Through the study of this literature and related scholarship, students are also introduced to important debates that affect or define African women's writings, including the politics of the literary canon and language, pre- and post-colonial discourses and African feminism or a newly-envisioned womanhood, as well as the urgent issues of ageism, racism and sexism. Authors to be examined include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Janice Boddy/Aman, Fadumo Korn, Sindiwe Magona, Winnie Mandela, Flora Nwapa, among others.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211.
  
Start Date:    09/28/2007                         End Date: