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New Women"s Writing in African Literature (African Literature Today)

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Published by James Currey Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary Collections,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • African

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9344122M
    ISBN 101592211356
    ISBN 109781592211357
    OCLC/WorldCa56196499

    Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have 'unlearned' these false concepts to build a.


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