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Women Writing Africa: Volume 1: The Southern Region #2020

Women Writing Africa Volume The Southern Region The product of a decade of research this landmark collection is the first of four volumes in the Women Writing Africa Project which seeks to document and map the extraordinary and diverse landscape

  • Title: Women Writing Africa: Volume 1: The Southern Region
  • Author: M.j. Daymond M.j. Daymond Dorothy Driver Gloria Naylor
  • ISBN: 9781558614079
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Women Writing Africa: Volume 1: The Southern Region By M.j. Daymond M.j. Daymond Dorothy Driver Gloria Naylor, The product of a decade of research, this landmark collection is the first of four volumes in the Women Writing Africa Project, which seeks to document and map the extraordinary and diverse landscape of African women s oral and written literatures Presenting voices rarely heard outside Africa, some recorded as early as the mid nineteenth century, as well as rediscovered gThe product of a decade of research, this landmark collection is the first of four volumes in the Women Writing Africa Project, which seeks to document and map the extraordinary and diverse landscape of African women s oral and written literatures Presenting voices rarely heard outside Africa, some recorded as early as the mid nineteenth century, as well as rediscovered gems by such well known authors as Bessie Head and Doris Lessing, this volume reveals a living cultural legacy that will revolutionize the understanding of African women s literary and cultural production.Ranging from communal songs and folktales to letters, diaries, political petitions, court records, poems, essays, and fiction, these texts provide a vivid and heretofore largely invisible picture of African women s lives Their work and families, their experience of the cruelty of colonialism and war, and their struggles for civil rights are described in voices from twenty original languages and six countries in the region Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe Together the texts demonstrate women s critical role in cultural continuity and resistance to oppression.Each text is accompanied by a scholarly headnote that provides detailed historical background An introduction by the editors sets the broader historical stage and explores the many issues involved in collecting and combining orature and literature from diverse cultures in one volume Unprecedented in its scope and achievement, this volume will be an essential resource for anyone interested in women s history, culture, and literature in Africa, and worldwide.

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    1. When I was reading the selected stories from the WWA anthology, I was struck by Fatima Meer s Murmurs In The Kutum because it demonstrates gender roles and expectations For example, Meer describes the women customers as big bosomed and big bottomed with wired ankles and beaded necks while the men have rippling muscles and shiny flesh 310 That provides an image of how attractive men and women are expected to look from society s gender expectations with big breasts and big muscles Moreover, the mu [...]

    2. Browsed through it and read some excerpts here and there This is a highly ambitious effort, which highlights women s production of stories and histories in the Southern Region of Africa It collects a great number of genres Different kinds of oral traditions, such as initiation songs, funeral and wedding songs, praise poetry, interviews, court testimonies but also political petitions, speeches, prose and poetry, as well as autobiographies As the introduction explains, gender must always be define [...]

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