Students in English 364, “South African Life-Writing,” are examining life stories written in South Africa from the late 1950s to the present day. Working with a broad understanding of life-writing, they are critically investigating the conventions and boundaries of life-writing genres, reading works by Es’kia Mphahlele, J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Damon Galgut, among others.
The Isango Ensemble’s The Magic Flute, which class members will attend at the New Victory Theater early in November, offers students an opportunity to experience aspects of South African culture that are new to them and that inhabit the life narratives they are reading.
This class meets every Tuesday, 1.40-4.30. They will attend the show on the weekend of 7-9 November.
For more information about this course, you may contact Professor Annmarie Drury at email@example.com