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The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing (African Writers Series)

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Publisher Comments:

A contemporary selection of 22 African women's shortstories that vividly portray the everyday concerns of women's lives. The stories, divided into sections from north, south, east and west, cover such themes as the exploitation of serving girls, the experience of women behind veils, enduring friendships, the achievement of social power, independence of thought, and the affirmation of personal identity. These are new writers recording the new Africa with a fresh perspective.

Authors whose stories are included in this landmark collection are:

Northern Africa --

  • Nawal El Saadawi
  • Assia Djebar
  • Gisele Halimi
  • Leila Sebbar
  • Andree Chedid

Southern Africa --

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Bessie Head
  • Jean Marquard
  • Zoe Wicomb
  • Sheila Fugard
  • Farida Karodia

Eastern Africa --

  • Evelyn Awuor Ayodo
  • Violet Dias Lannoy
  • Daisy Kabaragama
  • Lina Magaia

Western Africa --

  • Catherine Obianuju Acholonu
  • Ifeoma Okoye
  • Zaynab Alkali
  • Orlanda Amarilis
  • Aminata Maiga Ka

Synopsis:

A contemporary selection of 22 African women's shortstories that vividly portray the everyday concerns of women's lives.

About the Author

Ken Macrorie has served as editor of College Composition and Communication, has taught at Michigan State, San Francisco State, and Western Michigan universities, and for thirteen summers was an instructor at the Bread Loaf School of English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435906733
Editor:
Bruner, Charlotte
Publisher:
Heinemann
Author:
Bruner, Charlotte
Author:
Bruner, Charlott
Location:
London :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
African literature
Subject:
African literature (french)
Subject:
African literature (French) -- Women authors -- Translations into English.
Series:
African writers series ;
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
19930315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x.68 in. .36 lbs.

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