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The Resource African women writing resistance : an anthology of contemporary voices, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin

African women writing resistance : an anthology of contemporary voices, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin

Label
African women writing resistance : an anthology of contemporary voices
Title
African women writing resistance
Title remainder
an anthology of contemporary voices
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a transnational anthology that focuses on women's strategies of resistance to the challenges they face in Africa today. The anthology brings together personal narratives, testimony, interviews, short stories, poetry, performance scripts, folktales, and lyrics. Thematically organized, it presents women's writing on such issues as intertribal and interethnic conflicts, the degradation of the environment, polygamy, domestic abuse, the controversial traditional practice of female genital cutting, Sharia law, intergenerational tensions, and emigration and exile. Contributors include internationally recognized authors and activists such as Wangari Maathai and Nawal El Saadawi, as well as a host of new voices from all over the African continent and from the African diaspora. Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection provides an introduction to contemporary African women's literature and highlights social issues that are particular to Africa but are also of worldwide concern
Member of
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
Dewey number
809/.8896
Index
index present
LC call number
PL8011
LC item number
.A35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Browdy de Hernandez, Jennifer
  • Dongala, Pauline
  • Jolaosho, Omotayo
  • Serafin, Anne
Series statement
Women in Africa and the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African literature
  • Women authors, African
  • Women
Label
African women writing resistance : an anthology of contemporary voices, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Engaging with tradition -- Speaking out: young women on sexuality -- Challenging the institution of marriage -- Focusing on survival: women's health issues -- Taking a stand: women as activists against war, environmental degradation, and social conflict -- Writing from a different place: perspectives on exile and diaspora -- Standing at the edge of time: African women's visions of the past, present, and future
Control code
475442907
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780299236632
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009046345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)475442907
Label
African women writing resistance : an anthology of contemporary voices, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Engaging with tradition -- Speaking out: young women on sexuality -- Challenging the institution of marriage -- Focusing on survival: women's health issues -- Taking a stand: women as activists against war, environmental degradation, and social conflict -- Writing from a different place: perspectives on exile and diaspora -- Standing at the edge of time: African women's visions of the past, present, and future
Control code
475442907
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780299236632
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009046345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)475442907

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