Debating Global Literature
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.
- Winter 2013
- Munroe Hall 401(MNR 401)
- 9:30am-12:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
- Yumna Siddiqi
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL LIT SOC WTR
- View availability, prerequisites, and other requirements.
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