The programme enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa; it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories; its core course provides theoretical and methodological skills while its other sections focus on specific areas such as African language literatures and contemporary African literature in English.
Core modules: literatures in African languages. List A (Pan'African modules): travelling Africa: writing the cape to Cairo; theory and techniques of comparative literature; the story of African film (narrative screen media in Africa); aspects of African film and video 2; research methods in translation studies; African philosophy; realism and magical realism in the Afrophone novel; Afrophone philosophies. List B (language specific modules): practical translation from and into Swahili; directed readings in an African language.
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- Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).