Fall 2022 - HIST 146 B100

Africa after the Transatlantic Slave Trade (3)

Class Number: 3972

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    WMC 3220, Burnaby



An introductory survey of colonization, of social, political and environmental change under colonial rule, and of the stormy history of state-society relations in Africa since independence. Breadth-Humanities.


Identity Politics and Social Movements From Abolition to COVID

In this class we will explore peoples and politics in African societies since 1800, using case studies primarily from sub-Sahara and at times from the Atlantic diaspora. While following the broader arc of historical events, we’ll touch down at specific points and processes, including: abolition, anti-colonialism, labour movements, Pan-Africanism, Independence movements, Afrocentrism, feminism, and democratic movements. Students will be introduced to multiple voices and viewpoints from the continent through a variety of media. We will use a textbook as well as primary and secondary historical sources, African literature, films, and current news sources to gain multiple perspectives on Africans’ recent history.


  • In-person and online Participation 25%
  • Student Contributions/Jobs 5%
  • Tests and Quizzes 45%
  • Written Assignments (including proposal) 25%


This is a blended learning (B) class: we will meet for 2 hours in person each week for lecture (8:30am-9:20) and tutorial (50 mins) and one hour each week will engage students with content and activities asynchronously online.



Falola, Toyin and Timothy J. Stapleton, A History of Africa (Oxford University Press, 2021 **better to use “combined” volume, but “Vol 2: Since 1870” is acceptable**

Getz, Trevor and Liz Clarke, Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History, 2nd Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012)


Diop, David, At Night all Blood is Black, transl. Anna Moschovakis (Picador, 2021), for SFU History Reads, Fall 2022.

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