I have put together an interesting - I think - module on colonialism and Africa. We'll take a look at this topic for a four week period commencing around the 2nd midterm.
You each need a copy of Things Fall Apart (Achebe) and Heart of Darkness (Conrad).
Knowing how quickly things move during the semester, you might want to take care of this during the winter vacation - and even start reading...
Let me know if you have any questions