ID: New Short Fiction from Africa

GENINT 741.363
Osher (50+).  This course reviews the latest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, ID: New Short Fiction from Africa, an anthology centered around identity and exploring African identity, in all its facets. 
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Starting at $80.00
As few as 6 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

African identities are too often defined for Africans and not by Africans. The call for the anthology ID: New Short Fiction from Africa asked writers from the continent and the diaspora for innovative short fiction that explores identity – especially the themes of gender identity and sexuality – and looks beyond the boundaries of expectation, into the truest definitions of ourselves. This powerful collection showcases the multiple ways in which African writers see themselves and their communities; and the depth, variety, and innovation of their interpretations. From Benin to Ethiopia, from Morocco to South Africa, the stories reveal uncomfortable and fascinating truths about who we are. In a world of rising nationalism and factionalism, of increasingly crude and reductive notions of identity, these stories insist on the complexity, intimacy and interconnectedness of African identities. All course readings (20 short stories) are included in ID: New Short Fiction from Africa, edited by Nebila Abdulmelik, Otiene Owino, and Helen Moffett from Short Story Day Africa.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Maria Siciliano
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Fee:
$80.00
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after May 2, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) ID Identity: New Short Fiction From Africa
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Apr 24, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Wed May 1, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Wed May 8, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Wed May 15, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Wed May 22, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Discussion
Wed May 29, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A

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