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Title:Notes towards the bibliography of Nigerian women's poetry (1985-2006)
Author:Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi
Periodical:Research in African Literatures
Geographic term:Nigeria
women writers
bibliographies (form)
Abstract:The author presents a list over over 50 works that have been published in the past two decades by Nigerian women poets. This 'album of Nigerian female poetry' draws attention to the progressive symbolism of the erasures of silence and self-effacement, a significant gesture towrads a new textual means of self-representation. There have been two major periods during which clusters of poetry collections were published: 1985-1988, and 1993-2006. The 1980s witnessed the publication of seven collections by female poets. H. Garuba's anthology of new Nigerian poetry (1988) functioned as a literary watershed, introducing new names onto the national literary scene. The second track of Nigerian women's poetry became noticeable in the early 1990s, which saw the publication of collections by a new generation of Nigerian women authors. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]