by Jenny Davis

In February 2013, I took over a semester-long class on African Fiction(s), where I'll be teaching texts by J.M. Coetzee, John Dramani Mahama, Elechi Amadi, and Nawal El Sadaawi, among others.  The focus of the class will be the (many) relationships between "fact," fiction(s) and truth, examined through the lens of contemporary African literature and journalism.

Update: The class is doing well!  We're learning a lot.  So far, we've had visiting speakers, the kids have learned how to write Precis, and have been doing outside research on current and past events in Nigeria and South Africa.  We've had North African food while discussing a South African novel (on a Friday night, no less -- so much for senioritis!) and we've nearly exhausted TedTalks to bring in relevant voices on Africa today.  This, in addition to exploring some beautiful novels.