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Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa
     

Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa

by Stephanie Newell (Editor)
 

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This unique book brings together a wide variety of African academics to explore the links between literature, popular culture and theories of gender. The first part looks at the interaction of sexual politics and other polemics in the context of postcolonial Africa. The book then goes on to analyze African women's writing uncovering the ways in which different writers

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This unique book brings together a wide variety of African academics to explore the links between literature, popular culture and theories of gender. The first part looks at the interaction of sexual politics and other polemics in the context of postcolonial Africa. The book then goes on to analyze African women's writing uncovering the ways in which different writers have approached, appropriated and subverted issues of female stereotypes of the "African Woman" and colonial history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856494502
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
02/15/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Newell is a professor of English at the Yale University. Her other books include The Power to Name: A History of Anonymity in Colonial West Africa and The Forger’s Tale: The Search for Odeziaku.
 

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