Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing: A Critical Introduction

Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing: A Critical Introduction by Gina Wisker epub pdf fb2

Title: Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing: A Critical Introduction
Author: Gina Wisker
ISBN10: 0333727452
ISBN13: 978-0333727454
Publisher: Palgrave; 2000 edition (September 19, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Rating: 3.5/5
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Pages: 376 pages
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Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing: A Critical Introduction by Gina Wisker


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This accessible and unusually wide-ranging book is essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonial and African American women's writing. It provides a valuable gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well established women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Suniti Namjoshi, Bessie Head, and others from the U.S.A., India, Africa, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and introduces emergent writers from South East Asia, Cyprus and Oceania. Engaging with and clarifying contested critical areas of feminism and the postcolonial; exploring historical background and cultural context, economic, political, and psychoanalytic influences on gendered experience, it provides a cohesive discussion of key issues such as cultural and gendered identity, motherhood, mothertongue, language, relationships, women's economic constraints and sexual politics.