AFR 224 - Special Topics in AFR
Using the works of Caribbean women as its primary focus, the course attempts to locate Caribbean women’s intellectual production within a larger tradition that reads the texts of Black women writers as cross-border mediations. As cross-cultural dialogue, these works connect the lives of Black women across the diaspora and name empowering alternatives for their survival. Rather than organizing the works of these women geographically, the course attempts, then, to read their writing as part of a historical and literary continuum within the African diaspora in the Americas. This shared diasporic sensibility, the course argues, allows women to recognize their differences, even while it facilitates their meeting through coalition and partnership.