The Rape of Sita

The Rape of Sita

by Lindsey Collen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558613943

ISBN-13: 9781558613942

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The

Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen’s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa. A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen’s novel exemplifies the brilliant creative possibilities of postcolonial literature

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Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen’s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa. A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen’s novel exemplifies the brilliant creative possibilities of postcolonial literature. Deftly blending oral and literary traditions, this masterpiece reveals the history, repression and resistance of an entire people through the story of one woman, and introduces to American readers a major literary voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558613942
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Women Writing Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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