The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Politics of (M)Othering

Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature, 1st Edition

Edited by Obioma Nnaemeka

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256 pages

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This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing how issues in feminism are, in African literature, recast in different and complex ways.

Reviews

'The volume moves from one compelling analysis to another … it makes a refreshing change from the many recent 'African women's writing' anthologies, where literary critics tend to trawl through a now familar canon of women's novels. - Wasafiri

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies