Ø  To introduce students to the variety of Black American texts and voices that has emerged over American Literature.

Ø  To consider in detail the work of at least 3 major poets, major Short story Writers, Dramatists, Essayists and famous novelists and their relationship to earlier writers and traditions.

Ø  To analyse the inter-relationships of form, content and style in the Black American Literature.

To analyse how issues such as politics, history, ethnicity, geography, religion, class and gender have been explored in the Black American Literature