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Spring 2012-2013
SWA 305 / COM 367 (LA)   na, npdf

Kiswahili Novel

Fikeni E. Senkoro

Although the novel is the youngest genre in the Swahili critical tradition, it has experienced some of the most revolutionary and innovative experimentations since it gained mainstream prominence in Swahili literature, mainly during the post-colonial/independence literary revolution. This course is a reading of the Kiswahili novel with a critical analysis of the socio-political and critical trends in the literary world that have influenced the writings of contemporary Swahili novelists. The colonial/independence and post independence experience in east Africa are some of the motifs that inform the course readings and class discourse.

Sample reading list:
Robert, S., Utubora Mkulima, Kusadikika
Kezilahabi, E., Rosa Mistika, Kischwa Maji, Nagona
Mohamed, M.S., Kiu, Nyota ya Rehema
Mohamed, S.A., Dunia Yao/babu Alipofufuka, Nyuso za Mwanamke
Shafi, S. A., Kuli, Vuta N'Kuvute
Wamitilla, K.W., Musaleo, Msimu wa Vipepeo
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be assigned weekly. Thorough study of readings in advance of class meetings is required.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Other Exam - 40%
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Besides weekly essays, there will be three short papers (about 2-4 pages each) on the assigned class texts and 1 long (final) paper.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41145 C01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Aaron Burr Hall   213   Enrolled:1 Limit:12