ENGLISH 539E: MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE

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					                 ENGLISH 539E: MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
                               Dr. Linda J. Byrd
                                Summer I 2001

This course will examine literary works from various cultures and writers with diverse
ethnicities. Readings will include: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
(Chinese-American), Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits (Peruvian), Toni Morrison’s
Beloved (African-American), Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero (Egyptian),
Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine (Indian), Alifa Rifaat’s Distant View of a Minaret and
Other Stories (African), Salwa Bakr’s The Wiles of Men and Other Stories (Egyptian),
and Hisaye Yamamoto’s “Seventeen Syllables” and “Yoneko’s Earthquake” (Japanese-
American).

				
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