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The Rape of Sita (Women Writing Africa Series)

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In this moving and lyric award-winning novel from Africa, Lindsey Collen explores the fractured memory of an independent and strong-willed woman who must face the facts of her rape. Combining elements of Indian, African, and European cultures, and the art of storytelling, Collen has created a brilliant and innovative novel that draws on mythology and folktales to weave a very contemporary and political commentary on colonialism. Banned in Mauritius within hours of publication, later awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize and read worldwide, The Rape of Sitais "an exhilarating" read. (Sunday Times, London)

Lindsey Collenwas born in South Africa and now lives and works in Mauritius. She has published four novels.

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The U.S. premiere of an internationally acclaimed a novel, called "beautifully written, powerful, and wise."--Booklist

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Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen’s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa. A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen’s novel exemplifies the brilliant creative possibilities of postcolonial literature. Deftly blending oral and literary traditions, this masterpiece reveals the history, repression and resistance of an entire people through the story of one woman, and introduces to American readers a major literary voice.

Synopsis:

In this moving and lyric award-winning novel from Africa, Lindsey Collen explores the fractured memory of an independent and strong-willed woman who must face the facts of her rape. Combining elements of Indian, African, and European cultures, and the art of storytelling, Collen has created a brilliant and innovative novel that draws on mythology and folktales to weave a very contemporary and political commentary on colonialism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558613942
Afterword:
Allan, Tuzyaline Jita
Author:
Allan, Tuzyaline Jita
Author:
Collen, Lindsey
Author:
Collen, L
Author:
indsey
Afterword by:
Allan, Tuzyaline Jita
Afterword:
Allan, Tuzyaline Jita
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Amnesia
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Rape victims
Subject:
Mauritius
Subject:
Feminist fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women writing Africa series
Series Volume:
2374
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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The U.S. premiere of an internationally acclaimed a novel, called "beautifully written, powerful, and wise."--Booklist
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Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen’s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa. A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen’s novel exemplifies the brilliant creative possibilities of postcolonial literature. Deftly blending oral and literary traditions, this masterpiece reveals the history, repression and resistance of an entire people through the story of one woman, and introduces to American readers a major literary voice.

"Synopsis" by , In this moving and lyric award-winning novel from Africa, Lindsey Collen explores the fractured memory of an independent and strong-willed woman who must face the facts of her rape. Combining elements of Indian, African, and European cultures, and the art of storytelling, Collen has created a brilliant and innovative novel that draws on mythology and folktales to weave a very contemporary and political commentary on colonialism.
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