African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

African Women Writing Resistance An Anthology of Contemporary Voices African Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus on women s strategies of resistance to the challenges they face in Africa today The anthology brings together personal na

  • Title: African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices
  • Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez Pauline Dongala Omotayo Jolaosho Anne Serafin
  • ISBN: 9780299236649
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • African Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus 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 intAfrican Women Writing Resistance is the first transnational anthology to focus 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 vibrant new voices from all over the African continent and from the African diaspora Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary African women s literature and highlights social issues that are particular to Africa but are also of worldwide concern It is an essential reference for students of African studies, world literature, anthropology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and women s studies A Choice Outstanding Academic BookOutstanding Book, selected by the Public Library AssociationBest Books for High Schools, Best Books for Special Interests, and Best Books for Professional Use, selected by the American Association of School Libraries

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    • A fascinating anthology that highlights the diversity of women's voices throughout Africa. Essays, short stories, excerpts, personal testimonies the strength of this collection lies in how women take up similar struggles with very different approaches. My only disappointment is that I would like to have more materials in the novel to bring the reader closer to some of these experiences. Images of news clippings, excerpts side by side with the writings in the original language, photos, etc. this [...]


    • I am so proud of an American teacher I met in Ghana, Anne Serafin, for being one of the authors of African Women Writing Resistance, Contemporary Voices. African women are using writing as their common voices to promote education, dignity, and a better future for not only African women, but women all over the world. The introduction, alone, had me hooked! Go Anne!Now that I've read the stories and the poems, I ache for the women in this anthology. I have not read such powerful writing in a very [...]


    • I have to admit, I am the publisher of the excellent volume. Came across the US edition and was struck by its power and offered to take on rights for publishing worldwide (outside North America), with a special emphasis on distributing in Africa.For further details see pambazukapress



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