Gender in African Women's Writing

Gender in African Women's Writing

Author: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253211492

Category: History

Page: 210

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"This is a cogent analysis of the complexities of gender in the work of nine contemporary Anglophone and Francophone novelists. . . . offers illuminating interpretations of worthy writers . . . " —Multicultural Review "This book reaffirms Bessie Head's remark that books are a tool, in this case a tool that allows readers to understand better the rich lives and the condition of African women. Excellent notes and a rich bibliography." —Choice ". . . a college-level analysis which will appeal to any interested in African studies and literature." —The Bookwatch This book applies gender as a category of analysis to the works of nine sub-Saharan women writers: Aidoo, Bá, Beyala, Dangarembga, Emecheta, Head, Liking, Tlali, and Zanga Tsogo. The author appropriates western feminist theories of gender in an African literary context, and in the process, she finds and names critical theory that is African, indigenous, self-determining, which she then melds with western feminist theory and comes out with an over-arching theory that enriches western, post-colonial and African critical perspectives.
Gender in African Women's Writing
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-12-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

"This is a cogent analysis of the complexities of gender in the work of nine contemporary Anglophone and Francophone novelists. . . . offers illuminating interpretations of worthy writers . . . " —Multicultural Review "This book reaffirms Bessie Head's remark that books are a tool, in this case a
Postcolonial African Writers
Language: en
Pages: 525
Authors: Siga Fatima Jagne, Pushpa Naidu Parekh
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry
New Women's Writing in African Literature
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Patricia Thornton Emenyonu, Simon Gikandi
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: James Currey Publishers

African women writers have come a long way since the 1960s when they were hardly acknowledged or noticed as serious writers. In the past four decades their works have been steadily rising in quantity and quality. Today these writers are seriously redefining images of womanhood, providing new visions, and reshaping
Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Gina Wisker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This accessible and unusually wide-ranging book is essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonial and African American women's writing. It provides a valuable gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well established women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Suniti Namjoshi, Bessie Head, and others from the U.S.A., India,
Women Writers in the Twentieth Century Literature
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Monika Gupta
Categories: Feminism and literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

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