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Between rites and rights : excision in women's experiential texts and human contexts

Author: Chantal Zabus
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study shows, in chronological fashion, how African women writers in the past five decades have introduced a new, autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision, bringing nuance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chantal Zabus
ISBN: 9780804756877 0804756872
OCLC Number: 238485742
Description: XIV, 324 Seiten
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Notes on Translation and Transliteration Introduction PART ONE THE CULT OF CULTURE 1. Sexual Pre-Texts 2. Kenyan Reactance: Kenyatta, Huxley, wa Thiong'o 3. Kenyan Women's Texts: Njau, Likimani, Waciuma PART TWO SPEAKING FROM MEMORY: RELIGION AND REMEMBRANCE 4. In Passing and Other Circumspections: Nwapa, El Saadawi, Rifaat 5. On Spurious Geneses: Nawal El Saadawi 6. Spoken Autobiographical Acts: Nayra Atiya's Khul-Khaal PART THREE FROM SEALING TO OPENING UP: SEX, EXILE, AND EMPOWERMENT 7. The Sealed Condition: From the Beginnings to Freud and Herzi 8. Silence, Exile, and the Spectacle of the Fashioned Body: Aman, Barry, Dirie 9. The Whole Woman and the Law: Keita, Ahmadu, Kassindja, Dirie, Khady, Abdi, Korn 10. The Exciser Conclusion: Between Rights and Future Rites Notes Select Bibliography Index
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