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Contemporary African Literature

This course will introduce you to the rich, diverse contemporary African literary scene. We will study in detail three novels by African writers that have been published in the last ten years, alongside essays and short stories by African writers and thinkers across the continent. As we read the novels, we will look both at literary form and at the big ideas that the texts explore, such as history, gender and sexuality, the postcolonial context, diaspora, family and childhood. We will also learn about the context for publishing contemporary African literature, and we will think together about approaches to reading African writing.

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Contemporary African Literature

This course will introduce you to the rich, diverse contemporary African literary scene. We will study in detail three novels by African writers that have been published in the last ten years, alongside essays and short stories by African writers and thinkers across the continent. As we read the novels, we will look both at literary form and at the big ideas that the texts explore, such as history, gender and sexuality, the postcolonial context, diaspora, family and childhood. We will also learn about the context for publishing contemporary African literature, and we will think together about approaches to reading African writing.

27 February 2025 – 03 April 2025
Thursday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:457
£87 / £30
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 February 2025 – 04 April 2025
Friday, 10:30 to 12:30
Course Code:456
£83 / £29
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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