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Women in African literature today : a review

Author: Eldred D Jones; Eustace Palmer; Marjorie Jones, (Fashion designer)
Publisher: London : J. Currey ; Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 1987.
Series: African literature today, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"This issue of African Literature Today is entirely devoted to African women writers and to the presentation of women in African Literature. This is a recognition of two important facts. Firstly, that African women writers, as a number of articles show, have been neglected in male-authored studies and journals. Secondly that the last ten years or so have at last, despite all sociological factors against them, shown  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Women in African literature today.
London : J. Currey ; Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1987
(OCoLC)598598704
Online version:
Women in African literature today.
London : J. Currey ; Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1987
(OCoLC)608162904
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eldred D Jones; Eustace Palmer; Marjorie Jones, (Fashion designer)
ISBN: 086543056X 9780865430563 0865430578 9780865430570 0852555008 9780852555002
OCLC Number: 16205532
Notes: Published also as no. 15 of African literature today.
Description: vi, 162 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The female writer and her commitment / Molara Ogundipe-Leslie, Ogun State University, Nigeria --
Women without me: the feminist novel in Africa / Katherine Frank, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria --
Mother Africa on a pedestal: the male heritage in African literature and criticism / Mineke Schipper, Free University, Amsterdam --
Feminist issues in the fiction of Kenya's women writers / Jean F. O'Barr, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA --
The didactic essence of Efua Sutherland's plays / Adetokunbo Pearce, University of Sheffield, England --
Bessie Head, A question of power and identity / Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan, University of Zambia --
Contemporary Society and the female imagination: A study of the novels of Mariama Bâ / Mbye B. Cham, Howard University, Washington, DC --
Dreams of a common language: Nadine Gordimer's July's people / Jennifer Gordon, Harvard University, USA --
Ama Ata Aidoo and the oral tradition: a paradox of form and substance / Arlene Elder, University of Cincinnati, USA --
Images of women in Wole Soyinka's work / Sylvia Bryan, University of the West Indies --
Women and resistance in Ngugi's Devil on the Cross / Jennifer Evans --
The house of slavery / Adewale Maja-Pearce --
The Afro-American-West African Marriage question: its literary and historical contexts / Brenda F. Berrian, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Series Title: African literature today, 15.
Responsibility: editor, Eldred Durosimi Jones ; associate editor, Eustace Palmer ; editorial assistant, Marjorie Jones.

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