Sunday, January 10, 2010

Course Readings, Films, and Online Resources

Required Texts:
Aidoo, Ama Ata. Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa.
Danticat, Edwidge. Krik? Krak!.
Lahiri, Jhumpa. Unaccustomed Earth.
Márquez, Gabriel García. Collected Stories.
Soyinka, Wole. Death and the King’s Horseman.

Required Photocopied Readings (reserved at Carrier Library; see schedule):
Armah, Ayi Kwei, and A. K. Lam. Selection from Hieroglyphics for Babies.
Chesaina, C. “The Man Who Never Attended Public Gatherings,” and selected Kalenjin proverbs, from Oral Literature of the Kalenjin.
de Landa, Diego. Selection from Relación de las cosas de Yucatán (Account of Things in Yucatán).
Fanon, Frantz. Selection from The Wretched of the Earth.
Kipury, Naomi. “The Girl Who Married a Crow,” “The Greedy Man Who Almost Went Hungry,” “The Sun and the Moon,” and selected Maasai proverbs, from Oral Literature of the Maasai.
Neruda, Pablo. “The Beggars” and “The United Fruit Co.”
Tlali, Miriam. “Fud-u-u-a.”

Recommended Text: The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th edition or later.

Required Films (reserved at Carrier Library; see schedule):
Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate). Dir. Alfonso Arau (DVD #5158).
In the Name of Liberation: Freedom by any Means. Dir. Jon Blair (DVD #957).
Life and Debt. Dir. Stephanie Black (video #7962).
Monsoon Wedding. Dir. Mira Nair (DVD #1893).
Witness to Apartheid. Dir. Sharon Sopher (video #324).

Required Online Resources: Daily access to this course blog for assignments, links, discussion, and announcements.
A JMU email account whose inbox and junk folders you check at least every other day.

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