This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics. The study begins by providing a detailed and innovative survey of the dynamics of gender, sexuality and power in the Portuguese colonial and Mozambican post-independence contexts, from the nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. This initial investigation provides the sociohistorical backdrop for in-depth analyses of representations, uses and subversions of the body in poetry and prose fiction by José Craveirinha, Noémia de Sousa, Lília Momplé, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Paulina Chiziane and Suleiman Cassamo. Using a wide and interdisciplinary range of theoretical frameworks, the book offers a fresh and creative new perspective on Mozambican history, political life and literary output.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-Speaking World Series , #7|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Eleanor K. Jones is Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies at the University of Southampton. Her research interests range across the histories, cultures and political systems of the Portuguese-speaking world, with a particular focus on themes relating to the body, including gender and sex, race, violence, health, disease and mortality.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: An Iron House: Approaching Gender and Sexuality in Mozambique – Boundaries, Borderlands and Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Mozambique’s Long Twentieth Century – Unma(s)king Hegemony: Negotiating Masculinities in José Craveirinha and Paulina Chiziane – Strategies of Disidentification: Rewriting Femininity in Noémia de Sousa and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa – States of Exception: Suicide, Hunger and Haunting in Lília Momplé and Suleiman Cassamo – Firing Lines.