Comparative Literature | African Literature and Other Arts
C361 | 26847 | Akin Adesokan

TR 4:00 -5:15
Carries A & H and CS Credit

In this course we will discuss at length the different traditions of
African literary writings, focusing on the emergence of these
genres—fiction, drama, and poetry—in relation to other art forms. The
course explores the relationships between literature and other arts in
three related ways: first, the development of some of African literary
traditions from oral and visual forms which continue to survive in
media such as cinema, music, cartoon; second, the autonomous growth of
the non-literary media as social forms; and thirdly their increasing
visibility partly as a result of the crises in literary publishing on
the continent. Authors may include King-Aribisala, Armah, Birago Diop,
Fela Kuti, Kouyate, Ngugi, Okot p’Bitek, Tutuola, and Shapiro.