Revisiting History: Modern Black Narratives of Slavery and Resistance
'Revisiting History: Modern Black Narratives of Slavery and Resistance'
This course examines how black American and African writers, from the 20th- and 21st centuries, have adapted the 19th-century genres of the historical novel and the slave narrative. Possible texts include Arna Bontemps' Black Thunder; Zora Neale Hurston's Moses. Man of the Mountain; Zakes Mda's Cion, and Yvette Christianse's Unconfessed.