ELS 303.1 African Poetry (3 Units)

A survey of the evolution of African poetry written by Anglo-phone and Franco-phone writers and an assessment of the achievements of the major poets.  The historical contexts of the poetry of different regions/nations will also be considered.  Emphasis will also be placed on the interrelated questions of the function of poetry and politics in the poetic practices of the major African poets.  Specific volumes of poetry by authors will be used to illustrate salient points.

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