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THE NEW BLACK ATLANTIC
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectEnglish
Number & Suffix: 144 A
Full UC Title: THE NEW BLACK ATLANTIC 
Transcript Title: NEW BLACK ATLANTIC 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: In this course students examine key texts by writers and artists from the African diaspora, with a focus on the Nigerian diaspora, who variously negotiate the difficulties and/or delights of movement between worlds, cultures, and languages. Using the concept of the Black Atlantic and other theories on cultural identity, students critically analyze the work of Nigerian writers and artists who have emigrated (voluntarily or not) to Europe, the Americas or both, and whose work can be seen to negotiate the difficult conjunctions and refractions of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic movement. Students consider to what extent the unrestrained enthusiasm for the creative productiveness of the African diaspora is reflected in very recent cultural productions of the Black Atlantic. They also are encouraged to consider how the cultural refractions of cosmopolitan Atlantic movements have allowed African writers and artists to transcend the conditions of racial and ethnic prejudice that have plagued the diaspora since its inception. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES II: THE NEW BLACK ATLANTIC 
Partner University Department: Englisch Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 17358