African Women Writing Resistance
An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (Women in Africa and the Diaspora)
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.
Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Association
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Praise For African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices (Women in Africa and the Diaspora)…
“African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices collects writing of thirty-six women from thirteen African countries, providing a metaphorical megaphone to those women and a clear, unflinching look at what it’s like to be female and oppressed in their respective countries. The picture thus drawn is anything but pretty, but contains the seedlings of hope and change.”—ForeWord
“Resistance, when effective, brings change. Reading African Women Writing Resistance will erase disinterest and ennui, and perhaps that is the first step toward supporting these writers’ admirable goals.”—ForeWord
University of Wisconsin Press, 9780299236649, 360pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2010