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Gender in African women"s writing

identity, sexuality, and difference

by Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • African literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism,
    • African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
    • Women in literature,
    • Women and literature -- Africa -- History -- 20th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-184) and index.

      StatementJuliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL8010 .N467 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 188 p. ;
      Number of Pages188
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL667360M
      ISBN 10025333344X, 0253211492
      LC Control Number97013083

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      This is the first comprehensive reader that brings African experiences to bear on the ongoing global discussions of women, gender, and society. Bringing together the essential writing on this topic from the last 25 years, these essays discuss gender in Africa from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Beginning with a ground-breaking overview of African gender theory, the book goes on to analyse women's writing, uncovering the ways different writers have approached issues of female creativity and colonial history, as well as the ways in which they have subverted popular stereotypes around African women.

      African Women Writers This course engages with the literature of African Women with respect to language, gender, the colonial legacy and the racial experience. We will study the ways in which women authors write to re-vision themes such as: history and colonialism; exile and alienation; and identities marginalized by ethnicity, gender, and in.   Women Writing Zimbabwe Irene Staunton, Ed. Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press, _____ Reviews by Heather Hewett – In partnership with Wellesley Centers for Women – Women’s Review of Books. A new generation of African writers is making waves on both sides of the Atlantic.


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