Fall 2009

Childhood in African and Caribbean Literature

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-29  |  English, as ENGL-55


C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander (Section 01)


(Offered as English 55 and Black Studies 29 [A/CLA].) The course will concentrate on Caribbean authors. It explores the process of self-definition in literary works from Africa and the Caribbean that are built around child protagonists. We will examine the authors’ various methods of ordering experience through the choice of literary form and narrative technique, as well as the child/author’s perception of his or her society. French texts will be read in translation.

Open to first-year students with consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Cobham-Sander.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2020