For this practical course we will read and use Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift (2019) as our primary text with the aim of achieving the following:
- To help you develop your skills in literary analysis, which include close reading, talking and writing about literature.
- Reading texts together with co-texts and in their historical contexts. In the case of The Old Drift, these co-texts and contexts will draw on material from Serpell’s own oeuvre, secondary sources on The Old Drift, Zambian literature and history, African literature, global anglophone literature, geopolitics, and world history.
- To help you become more versed in theory and theoretical discourse in the analysis of literary texts.
Please acquire the novel. More course information is available on the course Learnweb's folder.