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By Florence Stratton

The effect of colonialism and race at the improvement of African literature has been the topic of a few reviews. The impression of patriarchy and gender, in spite of the fact that, and certainly the contributions of African ladies, have up formerly been mostly overlooked through the critics. Contemporary African Literature and the Politics of Gender is the 1st vast account of African literature from a feminist perspective.
In this primary radical and interesting paintings Florence Stratton outlines the good points of an rising girl culture in African fiction. A bankruptcy is devoted to every to the works of 4 ladies writers: Grace Ogot, plants Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta and Mariama Ba. furthermore she offers demanding new readings of canonical male authors akin to Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo'o and Wole Soyinka. Contemporary African Literature and the Politics of Gender hence offers the 1st really complete definition of the present literary culture in Africa.

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