Fiction, Media & Democ: Africa

Fiction, Media and Democracy in Africa

This course aims to identify what is at stake when writing in the advent of democracy in Africa. Starting from an exploration of historical and political factors, we will examine to what extent fictional or journalistic writing allows us to problematize issues surrounding freedom of expression and other liberties. In addition to literary and cinematic works, in which the main protagonists are journalists conducting investigations that put their lives at risk, this course will also use newspaper articles, legal texts and various other publications to examine the narrative on human rights and governance in the postcolonial context.

Required texts:
- Mongo BETI, Trop de soleil tue l’amour, ISBN-13: 2266101919
- Janis OTSIEMI, African Tabloid, ISBN-13: 979-10-92016-39-0
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FREN 6666

All Sections in Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6666A-L16 Lecture (Tcheuyap)