This course aims at introducing MA students to the evolution of African literary canons from the late 19th to the 21st centuries. It will lay emphasis on developing analytical skills in reading, interpreting, analysing and critiquing novels, short stories, drama, and poetry. Literature from Africa and its diaspora, together with critical discourses that speak to such literatures shall be a major part of the seminar. Further, debates regarding important historical and cultural phenomena that have inspired literary productions shall equally be engaged in the course. We will equally discuss major theoretical approaches to literature such as structuralism, narratology, new historicism, and feminist critical perspectives. Colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory will, however, be major critical frameworks for the seminar.