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INTD1075

Debating Global Literature

Debating Global Literature: Ngugi Wa Thiongo's The Wizard of the Crow
In this interdisciplinary course, we will analyze eminent Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s magisterial novel The Wizard of the Crow in the context of current debates on globalization, world literature, colonial and postcolonial theory, ecocriticism, and gender studies. Set in a fictional African country, the novel weaves together the stories of corrupt political leaders and the ordinary folk who use extraordinary means—wizardry, underground organizing, and ritual performances—to oppose them and carve out a place for themselves. Readings for the course will include Ngugi’s novel as well as theoretical readings from the fields of postcolonial studies, politics, history, development studies, and anthropology.
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LIT SOC WTR

Sections

Winter 2015

INTD1075A-W15 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Winter 2013

INTD1075A-W13 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Winter 2012

INTD1075A-W12 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Winter 2008

INTD1075A-W08 Lecture (Siddiqi)