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Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing

A Critical Introduction


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Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing by Gina Wisker

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This work offers a gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well established women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Suniti Namjoshi, Bessie Head, and others from the USA, India, Africa, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It also introduces emergent writers from South East Asia, Cyprus and Oceania. Engaging with and clarifying contested critical areas of feminism and the postcolonial; exploring historical background and cultural context, economic, political, and psychoanalytic influences on gendered experience; it provides a cohesive discussion of key issues such as cultural and gendered identity, motherhood, mothertongue, language, relationships, women's economic constraints and sexual politics.

Author Biography

GINA WISKER is Principal Lecturer in English, Head of Women's Studies and principal teaching and learning adviser at Anglia Polytechnic University.
Release date NZ
September 19th, 2000
VIII, 376 p.
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Red Globe Press
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