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Ideas of Africa in Atlantic Writing (COMPLIT 145B, COMPLIT 345B, FRENCH 345B)

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145B
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Ideas of Africa in Atlantic Writing (COMPLIT 145B, COMPLIT 345B, FRENCH 345B)

This course examines the ways Anglophone and Francophone writers from the African, Caribbean and North Atlantic have represented Africa as a geographic, aesthetic and political space where one may think through problems of history, community and identity formation, art, language and the author's function. The course begins with Equiano and may include DuBois, Césaire, Senghor, Maryse Condé, Bessie Head, Phillip Gourevitch, Antjie Krog, and Barack Obama. Graduate students read in original French.