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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Women's studies, diasporas and cultural diversity: essays in literary criticism and culture
Editor:Kandji, MamadouISNI
Year:2008
Issue:12
Pages:431
Language:English
Series:Collection bridges
City of publisher:Dakar
Publisher:Dakar University Press
ISBN:2913184421; 9782913184428
Geographic terms:Africa
Caribbean
Great Britain
United States
Subjects:literature
women
diasporas
literary criticism
Abstract:This collection of 24 essays (14 in English, 10 in French) is arranged in three 'chapters' or parts. The extended notion of cultural diversity permeates almost all. Part 1 covers a wide range of literary topics relating to African Anglophone and British literatures, with emphasis on the status of women. It mainly addresses fiction produced by such writers as Alex La Guma, Wole Soyinka, Elechi Amadi, John Nkengasong, Buchi Emecheta, Gloria Naylor and Margaret Drabble. The second part includes 8 essays, most of which focus on Caribbean, African American and other diaspora literatures, with a few contributions on comparative literature. This section encompasses female writers such as Jean Rhys, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison, and male writers such as Wole Soyinka, Langston Hughes, Léopold Sédar Senghor and John Maxwell Coetzee. The third and final part focuses on Ann Petry, Chinua Achebe, Ousmane Sembene, Aminata Sow Fall, British novelist John Fowles, and the playwrights William Shakespeare and Sarah Kane. It also includes essays on the cultural history of the British presence in Africa, the influence of feminism on social work or social welfare, and the impact of Anglo-American culture on contemporary Africa. Contributors: Baydallaye Kane, Amadou Bissiri, Alfred Kiema, Eugène Ngezem, Mame couna Diaw, Moussa Kambiré, Daouda Loum, Yankhoba Seydi, Augustin Ainamon, Adama Coly, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Mamdou Kandji, Daouda Coulibaly, Minata Koné, Alioune Badara Kandji, Mariame Wane-Ly, Cousson Traoré, Eldred Ibibiem Green, Aliou Sow, Cheikh Kandji, Ousmane Aly Pame, Mody Sidibé, Kouamé Sayni, Louis Thomas, Ciss, Konan Amani. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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