This course is applicable to the english major's american cultures in global contexts specialization this course is designed to engage students critically with african american texts that emerge from and define the contemporary era. 1 syllabus african american studies afas c1001x introduction to african-american studies fall semester, 2005 dr manning marable-professor of public affairs, history, and african american studies. Introduction to african american studies (afam 101) fall 2005 will explore african american literature, history, politics, and popular culture (music. The module is meant to give students a good general introduction to contemporary african literature(s) and to demonstrate to them some of the ways in which creative writing in the form of prose narratives, the novel, poetry, drama, etc help create an understanding of the socio-cultural, economic.
Introduction to african american literature course description: this course offers a survey of african american literature from its beginnings. Image: hillbrow community [johannesburg 2081 ad] by vigilism matthew h brown 3 credits, fulfills communcation b requirement, honors section available spring 2018 course description. African literature, literary works of the african continent african literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature.
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Bayo ogunjimi and abdul-rasheed na'allah introduction to african oral literature and performancetrenton, nj: africa world press, 2005 xxi + 256 pp notes. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Literary works of the african continent african literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written in colonial languages (french, portuguese, and english.
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