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MC 306 — Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

This course focuses on cultural contributions to the wealth of an Africa rising in the Francophone region. Students will be able to identify a shift from the center-periphery model of postcolonial theory to Ngūgī wa Thiong’o’s notion of “globalectics.” Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which film, literature, music, fashion, pop culture, and the visual arts produce knowledge about the cultures of Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and their diasporas.