Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Very very basic Afro-Asian Literature resources

A subject called "Afro-Asian Literature" is taught to sophomores as part of the high school curriculum in the Philippines. In my experience, we weren't required to read more than what the textbook (Gems in Afro-Asian Literature) contained. I won't be surprised if that's the case for many schools today still.

While reading selected stories from the Philippines and other countries was fun and enriching, it's hard to understand based on that book alone how diverse Asian literature is, much more if you add African literature.

Here are links to more links... just so you know that English 2 is not the end of it.


Anonymous said...

thanks! it really helped a lot!!! ^_^

Homework Helper said...

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

excuse me,I'm just a li'l bit confused

Is afro-asian literature different from asian and african?

Homework Helper said...

Hi, anonymous.

"Afro-Asian Literature" the 2nd year subject in high schools in the Philippines is not different from African and Asian literature. Literature from those two continents are taught in the same year level.

Although I see what may cause confusion. The term looks like it refers to literature by people of African and Asian heritage, but not in the context of the Philippine educational system.