HIST650 - TOPICS IN AFRICAN HIST: AFRICA AT A CROSSROAD

Description: 
It is now more than fifty years since the first sub-Saharan country gained independence. How have the subsequent decades changed our views and perceptions about African nationalism? In this course, students will study the decolonization process through a transnational perspective and examine the history of independence in light of recent current events. Students will also consider how African political thinkers are critically reflecting upon the promises and hopes of independence and rethinking the meaning and contours of citizenship. A special emphasis will be placed on forms of cultural and artistic expression, such as film. We will study a diverse array of case studies from different countries on the continent, including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, and Rwanda.
Instructors: 
WEITZBERG, KEREN
Day and Time: 
W 0500PM-0800PM
Room: 
WILLIAMS HALL 741
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC650402
  • AFST650402