LT/AF 314 - The Literature of Change

This course considers how the pen has been used as both weapon and tool across decades of South African social activism, looking at writings that both enact and impact social and societal change. Covering a swathe of South African history both during and post-Apartheid, the course explores classic texts from poetry to playwriting, but also touches on the underexplored genres of non-fiction, journalism and memoir. Overall, it presents a snapshot of some of the most powerful, established literature in the South African protest canon, while extending students into fresh and exciting contemporary explorations of identity and culture right up until the present date.

Course Information

Discipline(s):

African Studies
Literature

Term(s) Offered:

Fall
Spring

Credits:

3

Language of instruction:

English

Contact Hours:

45

Prerequisites:

None

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