Women in African Lit

Meet the Faculty

Anthonia Kalu

Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign  Languages and Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. She comes to UCR from the  Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. In Summer 2014, she served as a Carnegie African  Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ilorin-Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria on capacity  building, research development and mentoring for faculty and graduate students.  She is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association (ALA). Kalu has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies  Association. She has also served as a Board Member for the African Studies Association  (USA).  

Created by Anthonia Kalu

Women in African Lit

CPLT 175
Winter/Spring 2018
UC Riverside, CPLT 175
4 quarter units

Examines portrayals and discussions of women in African literature from pre-colonial to contemporary times. Focus on selected African writers' presentations of women from pre-colonial to post-independence periods. Considers various perceptions of women in African life and experience.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017 
Registration ends: Jan 7, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: March 16, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Course meeting requirements: 
Meets Tuesday 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Upper-division standing or consent of instructor

Anthonia Kalu