Jones, Donna V.
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"In this course we will take a comparative look at the literature and cultural history of the African Diaspora, focusing on the area known as the Black Atlantic�North America, the Caribbean, and West Africa. This area comprises great cultural diversity, but is united by the common historical trauma of the Atlantic slave trade and colonization. Can we speak, however, of a unified culture for the African Diaspora? Where do the points in common arise and where do they diverge? We will look to this diverse selection of authors and intellectuals to answer this question and many more.
Expectations: This course offers a good deal of reading; part of your overall grade will be some demonstration of your preparedness. For this reason we will end each class with a brief student-led oral presentation and discussion. Attendance and class participation are vital."