African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

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University of Wisconsin Press
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6.38 X 9.0 X 0.78 inches | 1.08 pounds
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About the Author
Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez is professor of comparative literature and gender studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Pauline Dongala fled Congo-Brazzaville in 2000 and is working on a book about the importance of traditional African healing practices in the contemporary world. Omotayo Jolaosho, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, works on issues of performance, creativity, and community activism in South Africa. Anne Serafin is an independent scholar specializing in African literatures.
"Deeply personal and accessible. African Women Writing Resistance is a timely contribution, capturing a diverse range of responses to the struggles of African women today."--Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University

"African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices collects writing of thirty-six women from thirteen African countries, providing a metaphorical megaphone to those women and a clear, unflinching look at what it's like to be female and oppressed in their respective countries. The picture thus drawn is anything but pretty, but contains the seedlings of hope and change."--ForeWord

"Resistance, when effective, brings change. Reading African Women Writing Resistance will erase disinterest and ennui, and perhaps that is the first step toward supporting these writers' admirable goals."--ForeWord