Spring 2011

Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-27  |  Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-27

Faculty

Carol Y. Bailey (Section 01)

Description

[D] The course focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century texts by black women writers based in Africa and the Americas.  We will consider how these writers' stylistic choices respond to the broad range of challenges confronting them in the modern and postcolonial contexts out of which they write. The reading list varies from year to year. This year we will read works by Edwidge Danticat, Marie Elena John, Buchi Emecheta, Chimamanda Adichie and Suzan-Lori Parks.

Spring semester. Professor Bailey.

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2014