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Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing

A 21st-Century Global Context

Dobrota Pucherová

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing
Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing

A 21st-Century Global Context

Dobrota Pucherová

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This book re-reads the last sixty years of Anglophone African women’s writing from a transnational and trans-historical feminist perspective, rather than postcolonial, from which these texts have been traditionally interpreted. It will be of interest to students and researchers of African literature, but also feminist literary scholars.



"In Pucherová's bold foray into twenty-first-century Feminist writing from Sub-Saharan Africa, the F-word stands tall and proud, yet in relational, transhistorical and transnational symbiosis with Euro-American feminisms. This may anger Afrocentrists, but the fact is that this fierce cohort of African Amazons is honing new, global tools and entexting a post-patriarchal Africa for women, womyn/womxn, transwomen and the rest of us."

Chantal Zabus, Professor, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France

"This is an extremely relevant and bold move to look at the women’s writing in terms of what is going on the continent, comparing it to similar moments of the rise of women’s writing in other parts of the world including Eastern Europe and thinking of it through terms of strategic and thematic interventions. The political point that the book makes about liberation and democracy questions assumptions that have long needed interrogation. That is to say a clear reading of the last 60 years of Anglophone women’s writing from a transnational and transhistorical feminist perspective is long overdue."

Abena Busia, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, USA

"Dr. Pucherova argues that African feminist writers have progressed from the conventional postcolonial tradition/modernity divide, to a sharpened focus on their bodies as entirely theirs. I am delighted that she anchors African feminist praxis in the contemporary African women writers' bold affirmation of their bodies. This book widens the analysis of the body in pain to include attention to pleasure and desire in the fashioning of African women’s agency. This is a well-researched and well-argued monograph that promises to enhance our understanding of contemporary African feminist praxis."

Chielozona Eze, Professor of African and African Diaspora Literary and Cultural Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, USA

"This is an important contribution to research on African feminism by conceptualising it from a transnational and transcultural perspective. It puts the discourse at a global level, a shift from many insular discussions of African feminism. The choice of texts opens up multiple avenues for engaging with these topics from many different African contexts. The material is very timely and the scholarship is outstanding. A must-read for any student researching African feminism."

Naomi Nkealah, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing: A 21st-Century Global Context was awarded a 2023 Top Publication Prize by the Slovak Academy of Sciences.



Dobrota Pucherová is Senior Researcher at the Institute of World Literature (Slovak Academy of Sciences) in Bratislava, and a lecturer in the Department of African Studies and the Department of European and Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Routledge
  • Pub date
    May 2024
  • Pages
    246
  • Theme
    Literature: history and criticism
  • Dimensions
    234 x 156 mm
  • Weight
    453 gram
  • EAN
    9781032187280
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Language
    English

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