In this course, we will explore a multitude of writers from distinct nations, ethnicities, and communities. The course will allow students to be first, steeped in the history of that specific community or nation, then explore the written work within the context of that needed history. Students will then be able to forge thematic connections across each writer and each represented voice. This will provide us the space to develop stronger global perspectives and forge a more nuanced understanding of our own worldview in conversation with other writers, artists, and peers.