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Jul 05, 2014

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Jul 11, 2014

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Jul 27, 2014

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Nov 15, 2014

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Culture/Conflict/Syncretism in African + African-American Literature

Course No. LLC441  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Olatubosun Ogunsanwo

This course is primarily concerned with the dialectic of multiculturality and multidimensionality. Africans under colonialism, like most of the Third World at one time or the other, were confronted with the overwhelming encroachment of European/Western/Christian ways of life and thought alien to them. Yet Africa still struggles up till today to preserve its integrity, its intrinsic identity, notably in the form of neotraditionalism. This vortex of cultural interplay in Africa has led to socio- cultural phenomenon described as deracination or “the crisis in the soul” (Achebe) or “triple heritage/cultural accommodation” (Ali Mazrui). In postmodernist terms, it has led to syncretism. The course will also explore analogies from the multidimensional art, mainly from the interchange between visual and literary arts. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.

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