Course Description

Introduction to African Literature, CPLT 070

An introduction to African literature in English. Traces the history of African literary traditions from its oral beginnings to the early 2000s. Themes include colonialism across the continent, apartheid in South Africa, politics of post-independence, gender, African aesthetics, and diverse cultures on the continent.

Key Information

Fall Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: September 28, 2017
Instruction end date: December 8, 2017
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Comparative Literature

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UC Merced:
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UC Riverside:
Major Requirement: Satisfies upper-division elective for Comparative & World Literature Major

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward Humanties/Culture GE or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; ERC Regional Specialization; Sixth - NAHR; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/A

UC San Francisco:
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UC Santa Barbara:
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UC Santa Cruz:
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Course Creator

Anthonia Kalu
Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign  Languages and Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. She comes to UCR from the  Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. In Summer 2014, she served as a Carnegie African  Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ilorin-Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria on capacity  building, research development and mentoring for faculty and graduate students.  She is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association (ALA). Kalu has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies  Association. She has also served as a Board Member for the African Studies Association  (USA).  She is currently editing an anthology titled Women in Contemporary African Literature. She  is also continuing work on a book-length project titled, Language, Woman and Story:  African Literature and Social Transformation. Her awards include a Ford Foundation  postdoctoral fellowship, a Rockefeller writer-in-residence fellowship and a National  Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship for teachers. Her published works  include articles in journals like Africa TodayResearch in African LiteraturesAfrican  Studies Reviewthe Atlantic Literary ReviewSeminar, and the Literary Griot. Kalu is also a  creative writer (fiction). Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign  Languages and Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. She comes to UCR from the  Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. In Summer 2014, she served as a Carnegie African  Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ilorin-Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria on capacity  building, research development and mentoring ...

Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign  Languages and Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. She comes to UCR from the  Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. In Summer 2014, she served as a Carnegie African  Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ilorin-Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria on capacity  building, research development and mentoring for faculty and graduate students.  She is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association (ALA). Kalu has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies  Association. She has also served as a Board Member for the African Studies Association  (USA).  She is currently editing an anthology titled Women in Contemporary African Literature. She  is also continuing work on a book-length project titled, Language, Woman and Story:  African Literature and Social Transformation. Her awards include a Ford Foundation  postdoctoral fellowship, a Rockefeller writer-in-residence fellowship and a National  Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship for teachers. Her published works  include articles in journals like Africa TodayResearch in African LiteraturesAfrican  Studies Reviewthe Atlantic Literary ReviewSeminar, and the Literary Griot. Kalu is also a  creative writer (fiction).

Instructor of Term

Anthonia Kalu
akalu@ucr.edu

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