ENGL3813Literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia (A)3 ch (3C) [W]
A survey of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing in English from Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia, with an emphasis on fiction. Literature studied exemplifies themes characteristic of former colonies of invasion (e.g., the history and legacy of colonization; racial consciousness and conflict; language, identity, and difference; place, displacement, and diaspora; nationalism and globalization). Texts are discussed in their historical, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts, and students are introduced to some relevant theoretical concepts.