More Short Fiction from Africa

GENINT 721.548

Osher (50+). This course reviews the latest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa (2017). The anthology’s 21 short pieces use creative and evocative approaches to explore the topic of migrations from the past and present.

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Classroom
Starting at $80.00
As few as 7 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Define African migration and its history
  • Understand the relationship between migration in the past and today
  • Read African literature critically
  • Discuss literature critically

About this course:

From our ancestors’ first forays through the continent to the contemporary diaspora, people have always moved in, out, and about the African continent, sharing stories, experiences, and myths. In this course we read the latest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa (2017), edited by Efemia Chela, Bongani Kona, and Helen Moffett. The anthology’s 21 short pieces use creative and evocative approaches to explore the topic of migrations. Some stories look at the past, when slavery was on the continent; others look at the distant future, when migrations to a different world is the norm. Still others look at relocating to a different continent, whether as a student or a refugee. As the editors note, “In an era of disquieting xenophobia, these stories provide relief [and are] reminders that human history is the history of human movement, whether in search of a new world” outside oneself or of greater self-knowledge.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Monday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Maria Siciliano
362851
Fee:
$80.00
37 days left. Enroll by Oct 29, 2018
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after Nov. 14, 2018.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 14, 2018
Course Requirements
(Optional) Book: Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa by Sibongile Fisher
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Oct 29, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Nov 5, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Nov 12, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Nov 19, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Nov 26, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B
Discussion
Mon Dec 10, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121B

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