The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature

Routledge (1997)
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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
Keywords Mothers in literature   African literature   Femininity in literature   Feminism and literature   Politics and literature   Gender identity in literature   Women and literature   Motherhood in literature
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ISBN(s) 9780415137904   0415137896 (hbk)
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