This introductory course will investigate ways black Francophone women writers and critics construct and express feminine identities throughout time and space in their writings. Through literature, films, and other readings, we will examine the intersections of gender, race, nation, and postcolonialism, among others, to understand the various ways in which Francophone women articulate their subjectivities. We will look at different topics such as body politics, sexuality, womanhood, marriage, resistance, feminism, and immigration to discuss how these sociocultural processes shape the experiences of black francophone women.
Ken Begul, The Abandonnd Baobab
Assia Djebar, So Vast the Prison
Maryse Condé, Heremakhonon
Mati Diop, Atlantics