ENGL 435 Studies in African Prose


This course is dedicated to a selection of important prose texts from the wider African literary canon, with emphasis on the contemporary period. The texts for the course will include both prose works originally written in the English language and those translated into English. While the course will be organized around the aesthetic, cultural and political concerns that spur the authors of the various texts, class discussions will also seek to situate the texts within their proper historical contexts in order to establish how the concerns of African prose authors have evolved over the past half century or so.