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Title:
Writing African women : gender, popular culture, and literature in West Africa
Author:
Newell, Stephanie, 1968-
Publication Information:
London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Zed Books, 1997.
Physical Description:
x, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781856494496

9781856494502
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How does our understanding of African culture shift when we begin from the perspective of women? What can the African perspective offer theories of culture and gender difference? This book brings together a variety of African academics to explore the links between literature, popular culture and theories of gender.


Summary

How does our understanding of African culture shift when we begin from the perspective of women? What can the African perspective offer theories of culture and gender difference? This book brings together a variety of African academics to explore the links between literature, popular culture and theories of gender.


Table of Contents

Part I Theory and Politics
1 Reading Towards a Theorization of African Women's Writing - Nana Wilson-Tagoe
2 Masculinity: The Military, Women and Cultural Politics in Nigeria - Bayo Ogunjimi
3 Women's Role in Ghana's Social Development - Akosua Gyamfuaa-Fofie
Part 2 Literatures
4 A Life on the Women's Page: Treena Kwenta's DiaryJane Bryce
5 The Short Stories of Mabel Dove-Danquah
6 Selected Stories by Theodor Ezeigbo and May Ifeoma Nwoye
7 Gender Conflict in Flora Nwapa's Novels
8 Culture and Gender Semantics in Flora Nwapa's Poetry
9 The Writing of Zaynab Alkali and Hauwa Ali
10 The Onus of Womanhood: Mariama Ba and Zaynab Alkali
11 Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy and No Sweetness Here
Part 3 Popular Culture
12 Hausa Women as Oral Storytellers in Nigeria - Sani Abba Aliyu
13 Gender Politics in West African Mask Performance - Chinyere Grace Okafor
14 Three Perspectives on Marriage and Gender in Nigerian Non-FictionStephanie Newell
15 Women in Metal Casting in Benin City, Nigeria
Part I Theory and Politics
1 Reading Towards a Theorization of African Women's Writing - Nana Wilson-Tagoe
2 Masculinity: The Military, Women and Cultural Politics in Nigeria - Bayo Ogunjimi
3 Women's Role in Ghana's Social Development - Akosua Gyamfuaa-Fofie
Part 2 Literatures
4 A Life on the Women's Page: Treena Kwenta's DiaryJane Bryce
5 The Short Stories of Mabel Dove-Danquah
6 Selected Stories by Theodor Ezeigbo and May Ifeoma Nwoye
7 Gender Conflict in Flora Nwapa's Novels
8 Culture and Gender Semantics in Flora Nwapa's Poetry
9 The Writing of Zaynab Alkali and Hauwa Ali
10 The Onus of Womanhood: Mariama Ba and Zaynab Alkali
11 Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy and No Sweetness Here
Part 3 Popular Culture
12 Hausa Women as Oral Storytellers in Nigeria - Sani Abba Aliyu
13 Gender Politics in West African Mask Performance - Chinyere Grace Okafor
14 Three Perspectives on Marriage and Gender in Nigerian Non-FictionStephanie Newell
15 Women in Metal Casting in Benin City, Nigeria

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