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Author Oldfield, Elizabeth F.
Title Transgressing Boundaries [electronic resource] : Gender, Identity, Culture, and the 'Other' in Postcolonial Women's Narratives in East Africa.
Publisher Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (278 p.)
Series Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English.
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Agency, Voice, and Sense of Self: Re-Writing African Women's Identity; 2 Space and 'African' Women Writers; 3 Woman, the Visitor:Re-Presenting the Female Authorial Voice; 4 Delineating the Position of African Women; 5 Creative Dialogue, Signification,Gender, and Space: Talking ThroughContemporary Children's Stories; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Summary Fictions written between 1939 and 2005 by indigenous and white (post)colonial women writers emerging from an African-European cultural experience form the focus of this study. Their voyages into the European diasporic space in Africa are important for conveying how African women's literature is situated in relation to colonialism. Notwithstanding the centrality of African literature in the new postcolonial literatures in English, the accomplishments of the indigenous writer Grace Ogot have been eclipsed by the critical attention given to her male counterparts, while Elspeth Huxley, Barbara Kim.
Subject Postcolonialism in literature.
Women authors, African.
African fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary bisacsh
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789401209557 (electronic bk.)
9401209553 (electronic bk.)
OCLC 858764927



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