This class will be taught as a block seminar. Apart from weekly sessions in April, the seminar will take place on Friday, 24 May, and Saturday, 25 May, 2019.
What is "Nigerian literature"? Can the category of the nation state contain the anglophone writing from this part of Africa? And what are some of the concerns and forms which characterize it? This project seminar is designed to address questions such as these. After some introductory sessions, students explore these questions independently and in groups and then present their findings in the context of a block seminar.
In preparation for the class, please read the following three novels.
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. 1958.
Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda. Purple Hibiscus. Harper Perennial, 2005.
John, Elnathan. Born on a Tuesday. Cassava Republic Press, 2016.