South African Feminisms: Writing, Theory, and Criticism,l990-l994


First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A collection of feminist critical essays by South African women, many written after the lifting of the organizational ban in 1990, document the realization that a just society cannot be created without freedom from gender oppression. Against a backdrop of political and social change, the 21 contributors display a plurality of feminism addressing questions toward what constitutes a legitimate discourse in their particular social circumstance, analyzing writers among themselves to perhaps find some answers to those questions. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815316268
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Gender and Genre in Literature Series , #5
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Feminism and Writing - Preface to Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (1990)
Feminism(s) and Writing in English in South Africa 3
Who Theorizes? 27
The Future of South African Feminism 31
Writing Feminism/Theoretical Inscriptions in South Africa 37
To Hear the Variety of Discourses 45
The Authority of Experience or the Tyranny of Discourse: An Inescapable Impasse? 57
French Feminism in a South African Frame?: Gayatri Spivak and the Problem of Representation in South African Feminism 77
The Politics of Feminism in South Africa 91
Workshop on Black Women's Writing and Reading 107
The Space between Frames: A New Discursive Practice in Ellen Kuzwayo's Call Me Woman 131
Nazarite Women, Religious Narrative and the Construction of Cultural Truth and Power 155
The Art of the Possible: Lady Anne Barnard's 'Cape' Writings and Their Survival 169
Pauline Smith and the Crisis of Daughterhood 185
Metonymies of Colonialism in Four Handsome Negresses by Ethelreda Lewis 207
Inventing Gendered Traditions: The Short Stories of Bessie Head and Miriam Tlali 223
Ruth Miller: Father's Law or Mother's Lore? 241
A Poet's Commitment: Antjie Krog's Lady Anne 259
Gordimer's Leap into the 90s: Gender and Politics in Jump and Other Stories 281
A Correspondence without Theory: Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions 301
Now Is the Time for Feminist Criticism: Reviewing Asinamali! 313
The South African Literary Establishment and the Textual Production of 'Woman': J. M. Coetzee and Lewis Nkosi 327
Contributors 341
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