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358-001 Post Colonial Literature

358-001 Post Colonial Literature

Instructor: Francis Ngaboh-Smart

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To rethink the myth of the inherent inferiority of the black race, a myth that provided the ideological rationale for slavery and imperialism, African nationalists seized upon the trope of: mother Africa”: black woman, symbol of primal beauty and cultural order. Since its inception in the struggle for African nationhood, the trope has been extensively revised. Using the male literary tradition as our point of departure, this course explores the relationship between women and the modern postcolonial nation by examining the values encoded in the mother Africa trope.

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