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Love and Death in Africa's Cities

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Ranka Primorac
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly ‘natural’ space ignores the existence of large and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Yet today, the sprawling conurbations of Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg (as well as Africa’s other towns and cities) are the sites of vibrant and diverse cultural and literary productions. This module examines how literary and cultural texts from and about Africa’s cities imagine and embody love and death. In doing so, they ask and answer complex questions related to citizenship and survival in the modern world.

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