The Politics of (M)Othering (häftad)
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Nnaemeka, Obioma
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The Politics of (M)Othering (häftad)

The Politics of (M)Othering

Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature

Häftad Engelska, 1996-12-01
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This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing how issues in feminism are, in African literature, recast in different and complex ways.
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..."this collection achieves an extraordinarily fruitful collaboration between theory and application, promoting a reassessment of the relationship between Aftican literature and feminist discourse." -"JAAS "A brilliantly conceived work that forces a re-thinking of current feminist/epistemological concepts in African literature. This is a landmark volume that is bound to transform scholarship on women in African literature." -Helen N. Mugambi, California State University "Amidst all the anomy of interpretative grids, and vulgarization of African cultures and peoples, "The Politics of (M)Othering emerges as breath of fresh air. The collection is indeed a "tour de force" and an excellent contribution to the ongoing debate about feminism and African literature." -Michael Mbabuike, City University of New York "This volume is authoritative, bold and incisive and mostly delivered with the suavity and confidence that can only come from a keen knowledge of Africa." -Chimalom Nwanko, North Carolina State University "Nothing comes close in individual or collective engagement to demonstrate that feminist discourse has a vital role in African literary or cultural processes. This volume is authoritative, bold and incisive and mostly delivered with the sauvity and confidence that can only come from a keen knowledge of Africa with all its intrinsic paradoxes and the sundry cultural complexities exacerbated by the encounter with the West." -Chimalum Nwanko, North Carolina State University

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Dedication, Acknowledgements, Obioma Nnaemeka Introduction: Imag(in)ing Knowledge, Power, and Subversion in the Margins Trinh T. Minh-ha Mother's Talk Charles Sugnet Nervous Conditions: Dangarembga's Feminist Reinvention of Fanon Ousseynou B. Traor'e Why the Snake-Lizard Killed His Mother: Inscribing and Decentering "Nneka" in Things Fall Apart, Peter Hitchcock The Eye and the Other: The Gaze and the Look in Egyptian Feminist Fiction Uzo Esonwanne Enlightenment Epistemology and "Aesthetic Cognition": Mariama B^a's So Long a Letter Julianan Nfah-Abbenyi Calixthe Beyala's "femme-fillette": Womanhood and the Politics of (M)Othering Cynthia Ward Bound to Matter: The Father's Pen and Mother Tongues Celeste Fraser Delgado Mother Tongues and Childless Women: The Construction of "Kenyan" "Womanhood" Huma Ibrahim Ontological Victimhood: "Other Bodies in Madness and Exile", Toward a Third World Feminist Epistemology Obioma Nnaemeka Urban Spaces, Woman's Places: Polygamy as Sign in Mariama B^a's Novels Ren'ee Larrier Reconstructing Motherhood: Francophone, African Women Autobiographers Fran,coise Lionnet Geographies of Pain: Captive Bodies and Violent Acts in the fictions of Gayl Jones, Bessie Head and Myriam Warner-Vieyra, Contributors