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BLST 250: Comparative Black Literature

four books balancing on a person's head

Course Description

This course is a comparative study of race, culture, and politics in literature using selected works of literature and criticism in the context of the U.S. and the Black diaspora. Same as ENGL 260. General Education: Understanding the Creative Arts course; Understanding U.S. Society course. 


This course also fulfills the Cultural Production & Analysis and Race, Politics, & Institutions major/minor theme requirements.


3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Camara Laye, The Dark Child

Mongo Beti, The Poor Christ of Bomba

Ousmane Sembène, God’s Bits of Wood

Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter