AAST 261: Reading Black Women Writing

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In this course, we read books by Black women writers and discuss what the texts tell us about how race, gender, class, sexuality, and other themes influence family and community dynamics, involvement in social and political life, and the development of Black women’s identities over time and in different social contexts. The reading list includes fiction, autobiographical, and non-fiction texts, which will be examined for their social, cultural, and political meaning in contemporary society.