This course will appeal to those who have an interest in learning more about African and Caribbean culture and history. We will look at points of overlap and divergence between the two regions, their respective histories and the influence of factors such as immigration and slavery in the shaping of their culture. We will also establish the importance of these cultures to understanding the contemporary British social and political landscape.
This is an introductory course and so is suitable for complete newcomers to the subject. This short course will be useful for those who work with African or Caribbean communities or for those with a general interest in the the ethnography and culture of African and Caribbean people.
This course will run over ten weeks every other week (ie one class per fortnight) with an optional alternate week in the Library looking at the extensive collection of Afro Carribbean literary works.
Weds 13 Jan – class 1
Weds 20 Jan – Library (optional)
Weds 27 Jan – class 2
Weds 3 Feb – Library (optional)
Reading Week (week off)
Weds 17 Feb – class 3
Weds 24 Feb – Library (optional)
Weds 2 March – class 4
Weds 9 March – Library (optional)
Weds 16 March – class 5
Weds 23 March – Library (optional)