Course Description

This course, taught in English, will focus on the literature, culture and arts of the Francophone Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti). Issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, slavery and freedom, exile and immigration, tensions between race and gender, between languages (French and Creole) will be examined through poetry, novels, storytelling, theatre, music and film analysis. Readings include major authors such as Césaire (father of negritude), Condé, Schwartz-Bart, Chamoiseau, J.J. Dominique.

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