|Semester and Year||SP 2010|
|Instructor||E. Frances White|
|Time||3:30 PM - 6:10 PM|
What is the relationship between Africa's colonial past and its postcolonial present? How do we talk about this past and present without falling victim to the dominant discourse on Africa that stems from western domination of the African continent? Through film, literature, historical documents, and theory, we explore the evolution of postcolonial societies in Africa. This is primarily a history course but we will use a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to this history. Works we explore may include the films and writings of Ousmane Semebene, the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah, and the theories of Mahmood Mamdani.
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)