African Literature was offered in Spring Term 2020 to students in their fourth and final term with the program. Fundamentally a writing seminar, the course explored the literary voice of the African continent and asked students to engage in academic analysis of four monumental works of literature. By examining the novels of Chinua Achebe, Mariama Ba, Ngugi wa Thiongo’o, and Marie Therese Toyi, students were able to explore cross-cultural comparative analysis.

Students wrote a series of three term papers over the course of the term and worked with a team of international readers to receive detailed, individualized feedback on how to improve their writing skills.