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AFST 3247 Literature of the African Diaspora

3 hours; 3 credits

Prose, poetry, drama, and film by black writers in Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Engagements with Western literary traditions and traditional oral literatures, folklore and music. Commonalities in style and theme. Major literary movements. Gender, nationality and transnationalism as constructed and interrogated boundaries, identities, and affiliations. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3110.) 2017-2018: Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing


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