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Title:Society and the arts: studies in gender, literature and language
Editor:Uledi-Kamanga, Brighton J.ISNI
Series:Kachere series
City of publisher:Zomba
Publisher:Kachere Series
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:literary criticism
indigenous languages
Abstract:The nine essays in this anthology demonstrate that the arts are indeed 'a fundamental part of the public realm'. While chapter 1 focusses on the social issues of gender, chapter 2 to 8 discuss literary representations of women in novels from various countries such as Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Chapter 9 highlights the disempowerment of indigenous languages in former colonies of European powers. Contributions: 1. Language and gender in education (Amos Moses Chauma); 2. 'All men do is love, love': the politics of women liberation in Malawian literature (Reuben M. Chirambo); 3. Towards a post-binary theory of subjectivity: its relevance and application to post-colonial ecological and gendered literatures: the case of David Malouf (Damazio Mfune-Mwanjakwa); 4. Embodiedness: the sympathetic imagination and acknowledgement of the animal and women others in J.M. Coetzee's 'Disgrace' (Damazio Mfune-Mwanjakwa); 4. Politics, heroism and the role of women in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'A grain of wheat' (Nellie Annie Katenje); 6. Feminism in Nuruddin Farah's 'From a crooked rib' and 'Sardines' (Nellie Annie Katenje); 7. Feminism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'Nervous conditions' (Nellie Annie Katenje); Literature and society: race, gender, and culture in Bessie Head's novels (Brighton J. Uledi-Kamanga); Empowering and disempowering African languages: the case of Malawi and Tanzania (Francis Moto). [ASC Leiden abstract]