This course uses popular music, dance, fiction, film, street art, bus
slogans, newspapers and other sources to document African interpretations
decades since flag independence in 1960. We will let African
musicians, writers, film-makers and artists direct our investigation of
the big questions of the
class: Why is the gap between rich and poor in African societies increasing?
What is happening to gender relations? What do African people think of
political leaders and how do they imagine political situations might improve?
Class meets Mondays 7-9:30pm in Cleveland 2L