Four People of Color Who Won the Nobel Literature Prize

GENINT 741.351
Osher (50+). This course looks at the works of four people of color, each a Nobel Prize winner.
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About this course:

This course looks at the works of four people of color, each a Nobel Prize winner. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941; Nobel Prize: 1913), an Indian writing in Bengali, was the first non-European to win the prize; he was a major world-famous literary figure from the nineteen-teens through the 1930s. Of his work, we read Gitanjali (selected poems; online) and his novel, Home and the World (1916). Naguib Mahfuz (1911-2006; Nobel Prize: 1986), a prolific Egyptian writing in Arabic, frequently provoked the ire of politicians and Islamic clerics. We read his novel, Midaq Alley (1947). Many of the works of the late Trinidadian writer V.S. Naipaul (1932-2018; Novel Prize: 2001) are highly controversial, especially those about Africa and Muslims. We read his novel, A Bend in the River (1979). Orhan Pamuk (b. 1952; Nobel Prize: 2006), is a Turkish writer who has been the center of on-going politico-literary controversy with the current regime in Turkey, We read his novel, The Red-Haired Woman (2016). The novels are an average of about 250 pages, and two sessions will be devoted to each writer. This is a heavier-than-usual reading load for my courses.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Carlo Coppola
366028
Fee:
$135.00
43 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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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 April 11, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Modern Classics Home And The World by Rabindranath Tagore
(Optional) A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
(Optional) The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
(Optional) Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
Schedule
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Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 3, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed Apr 10, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed Apr 17, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed Apr 24, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed May 1, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed May 8, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed May 15, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Lecture
Wed May 22, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B

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