African Canon (BA English)

Centre of West African Studies, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 19575

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 0

Semester 1 and/or 2 depending on staff availaibility

Module description

This module examines the contexts - literary, cultural, political - of African literature in English (and in translation) by considering the work of several of the continent's major contemporary writers who might be said to represent 'the canon' of African literature as it is taught and studied in universities around the world.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and classes