UCJANGBP36 Anglo-African Literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Veronika Woznicová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Nogolová, PhD.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Completion of courses English Literature 1 and 2.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is aimed at reading and interpretation of trailblazing texts by authors who helped define the field of African literature in English, such as those written by Amos Tutuola or Buchi Emecheta. Individual texts will be discussed in the context of the writers' lives, inextricably linked to wider social, political and cultural structures of colonial and postcolonial times in Africa and the UK. The course will introduce a variety of genres: essays, poems, short stories, novels, plays. This approach will enable the students to appreciate the wealth and diversity of African literature in English, including its shift towards a more emancipated position among other literatures in English.
Learning outcomes
Orientation in contemporary Anglo-African literature and its essential themes.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Joseph Conrad 3. Wole Soyinka 4. Chinua Achebe 5. Amos Tutuola 6. Derek Walcott 7. Tanure Ojaide 8. Buchi Emecheta 9. Tsitsi Dangarembga 10. Ngugi wa Thiong’o 11. Nadine Gordimer 12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 13. Summary
  • Ashcroft, B. et al. (2001). The Empire Writes Back, London: Routledge. Said, E. (1993). Culture and Imperialism, London: Ghatto and Windus. Wisker, G. (2007). Key Concepts in Postcolonial Literature, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral exam
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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