This online class provides an examination of francophone women literature, principally from Africa (Malika Mokeddem from Algeria, Fatima Mernissi from Morocco, Fatou Diome from Senegal, and Werewere Liking from Cameroun), but also from the Middle East (Etel Adnan from Lebanon and Marjane Satrapi from Iran). Issues related to the legacies of colonialism, the repressive nature of post-independence regimes, and the continuance of patriarchal apparatuses will be also discussed in this course.
African 606: “Francophone Women Voices from Africa and the Middle East”
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Professor Nevine El Nossery’s specializations and research interests include Francophone Literatures and Cultures (especially North Africa and Quebec); Postcolonial Studies; Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures; Photography and Literature; art and politics. Her teaching includes courses on women and self-writing, women and exile, trauma in literature and visual art.