African Literature in Portuguese

African Literature in Portuguese
Modern authors from the five African nations whose official language is Portuguese: Angola, Cabo Verde, Guine Bissau, Mozambique, and the two-island republic Sao Tome and Principe. Authors include Jose Craveirinha, Mia Couto, Noemia de Sousa, Jose Tenreiro, Castro Soromenho, Luandino Vieira, Pepetala, and Baltasar Lopes, among others.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPORT 339
 TaughtFall, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PORT 461R
Course Outcomes

Aesthetic Constructs, Genres, and Context

Recognize aesthetic constructs, genre differences and similarities, ideological trends, and historical contexts.

Literary Study Skills

Develop the habits and skills for Luso-African literary study that inspire continued learning.


Write essays in Portuguese, including one final research paper, that demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the use of language and literary criticism.

Literary Analysis

Understand and properly apply the tools of literary analysis, as well as critical and philosophical concepts which may apply to Luso-African literary texts.