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Colonialism in Africa Through the Novel

This course examines Africa during the years following 1900, when most of the continent came under European political control. Six novels written by Africans are read, which, in contrast to standard histories of Africa, give the reader a rich understanding of what the colonial period in Africa meant for Africans in their daily lives. Topics to be addressed include the effects of colonialism on existing African social, economic and political institutions; African responses to colonialism; anti-colonial movements; and missionary activity in Africa. The novels are supplemented by more conventional historical materials, including a brief African history text. Fall semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0