AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 002 Islam in African Literature
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

For over a millennium, Islam has been an integral part of the life of large sections of African peoples, especially in North, East and West Africa. During the Middle Ages in Africa the religion served to expand the network of relations with the outside world, especially with the Middle East and Asia. In time, Islam came to play an important role in African literature, oral and written, both as a subject and in shaping the course of its development. Yet despite the common understanding of the term, Islam varies considerably from place to place, from one temporal setting to another, reflecting all the diversities of African culture. This course is intended to explore the varied expressions of Islam in literary texts from different parts of Africa in the post-colonial period, paying particular attention to how the conjuncture of culture and history has diversified the experience of Islam and its literary expression in Africa and African immigrant experience. In addition, we shall examine how the writers covered in the course differ in their interpretations of Islam, from those espousing particular orthodoxies, to reformers of one shade or another, to critics who sometimes border on cultural apostasy.

Class Format:

This course is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC), which combines expertise in Islamic studies across the Big Ten Academic Alliance to provide students with a truly global perspective on the Muslim world via videoconferencing technology. This course will be taught from Rutgers University and shared with UMich, University of Maryland, and University of Nebraska. Visit us at digitalislam.umich.edu for more information.

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25722
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
31725
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:50PM - 4:10PM
003 (SEM)
P
27747
Open
9
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
25723
Open
7
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: This course will meet in Detroit. Transportation will be provided.
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ISBN: 9780809015481
The dark child, Author: Camara Laye ; with an introduction by Philippe Thoby-Marcellin., Publisher: Hill and Wang 1st paperb 1987
Required
ISBN: 9780435901196
Ambiguous adventure, Author: Cheikh Hamidou Kane., Publisher: Heinemann Repr. 1978
Required
ISBN: 1468106619
Nomad Diaries
Required
Habiba
Required
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