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CMLT 2600 / AFAM 2600

Multicultural Black Diaspora Literature
Fall Semester Instructor 1: 

MWF 9:05-9:55

MWF 12:20-1:10

3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

An appraisal of the literature and culture of the African-American, African-Caribbean and African people through a study of selected works of the best writers of the black Diaspora. Topics of emphasis will include early encounter of the African people with the West in Africa and in the New World; liberation from slavery, colonialism and racism; black nationalism and cultural identity; and the search for black literary aesthetics.


  • Black Writers of America, Barksdale and Kinnamon, Editors.
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • Dream on Monkey Mountain, Derek Walcott
  • Song of Lawino, Okot p’Bitek
Course Description: 

Multicultural literature of the world-wide dispersion of Africans and people of African descent based on select representative works of African-American, African-Caribbean, and African literature.

Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 

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