At Howard University, the Department of English is both careful and deliberate to reveal to our students that the base of all writing and literary traditions is one to which they are ancestral and cultural heirs and that these Africana inscription systems and literatures indeed nurture us all. From the oldest known book, The Instructions of Ptah Hotep (found in ancient Kemet or Egypt) to the latest novel of our most distinguished alumna, the late Toni Morrison, the production of literary art (and our approach to it) reminds us that available to us at our fingertips (whether through acts of reading or writing) is a world of knowledge and awareness, of creation and inspiration.
University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.