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And Wrote My Story Anyway : Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism

And Wrote My Story Anyway : Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism

Publisher : Wits University Press
SKU: 9781776146185
R 385,00
Part literary history, part feminist historiography, Barbara Boswell's And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism examines ten novels and places them in a conversation with each other. The result is an arc of feminist criticism speaking forcefully to racist, white-dominated, patriarchal power.
Part literary history, part feminist historiography And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black female writers. Studying these writers' key engagements with nationalism, race and gender during apartheid and the transition to democracy, Barbara Boswell traces the ways in which black women's fiction critically interrogates narrow ideas of nationalism. She examines who is included and excluded, while producing alternative visions for a more just South African society. This is an erudite analysis of ten well-known South African writers, spanning the apartheid and post-apartheid era: Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Farida Karodia, Agnes Sam, Sindiwe Magona, Zoe Wicomb, Rayda Jacobs, Yvette Christianse, Kagiso Lesego Molope and Zukiswa Wanner. Boswell argues that black women's fiction could and should be read as a subversive site of knowledge production in a setting, which, for centuries, denied black women's voices and intellects. Reading their fiction as theory, for the first time these writers' works are placed in sustained conversation with each other, producing an arc of feminist criticism that speaks forcefully back to the abuse of a racist, white-dominated, patriarchal power.
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ISBN13 9781776146185
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor Barbara Boswell
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 264
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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Part literary history, part feminist historiography And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black female writers. Studying these writers' key engagements with nationalism, race and gender during apartheid and the transition to democracy, Barbara Boswell traces the ways in which black women's fiction critically interrogates narrow ideas of nationalism. She examines who is included and excluded, while producing alternative visions for a more just South African society. This is an erudite analysis of ten well-known South African writers, spanning the apartheid and post-apartheid era: Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Farida Karodia, Agnes Sam, Sindiwe Magona, Zoe Wicomb, Rayda Jacobs, Yvette Christianse, Kagiso Lesego Molope and Zukiswa Wanner. Boswell argues that black women's fiction could and should be read as a subversive site of knowledge production in a setting, which, for centuries, denied black women's voices and intellects. Reading their fiction as theory, for the first time these writers' works are placed in sustained conversation with each other, producing an arc of feminist criticism that speaks forcefully back to the abuse of a racist, white-dominated, patriarchal power.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781776146185
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor Barbara Boswell
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 264
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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