Phyllis Taoua is a professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
AFAS 374 – The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora
Survey of the politics of protest in Africa and the Diaspora. Students will gain a solid understanding of the patterns of resistance adopted by people of African descent during the modern era, beginning with the slave revolt in Haiti. Their various modes of resistance will be considered in relationship to relevant institutions (political, social, cultural) as well as popular forms of expression (folk music, literature) and behavior (demonstrations). Students will also discover the defining aspects of European and Euro-American domination through the end of Apartheid, including the formulation of policies, major strategies employed and their consequences. Questions of race, ethnic origin and class relations are at issue throughout this course.