CLT 508: WOMEN’S WRITING IN AFRICA
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CLT 508:        WOMEN’S WRITING IN AFRICA

A survey of a wide range of African Women’s voices in English and in translation to English, from pre-European contact to the present. The context of feminist theory and feminist literary criticism; study of prose, poetry and drama by African women on the continent and in the African Diaspora. Discourses on gender; critique of patriarchy, motherhood, imperialism, nationhood, hybridity, historiography. Western feminisms vs. African feminisms; Female autobiography; Subalternity and representation; Women writing their selves; Female subject hood and agency in the African context; Aesthetic strategies used by African women writers; Critical strategies in analysing African women’s writing.