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The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing By Charlotte H. Bruner

The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing

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A companion piece to the earlier "Unwinding Threads", also edited by Charlotte Bruner, this anthology of writing of the post-colonial era provides new insights into a complex world. Bibliographical sketches indicate the contribution each author has made to African literature.

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The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing by Charlotte H. Bruner

A contemporary selection of 22 African women's shortstories that vividly portray the everyday concerns of women's lives. The stories, divided into sections from north, south, east and west, cover such themes as the exploitation of serving girls, the experience of women behind veils, enduring friendships, the achievement of social power, independence of thought, and the affirmation of personal identity. These are new writers recording the new Africa with a fresh perspective.

Authors whose stories are included in this landmark collection are:

Northern Africa --

  • Nawal El Saadawi
  • Assia Djebar
  • Gisele Halimi
  • Leila Sebbar
  • Andree Chedid

Southern Africa --

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Bessie Head
  • Jean Marquard
  • Zoe Wicomb
  • Sheila Fugard
  • Farida Karodia

Eastern Africa --

  • Evelyn Awuor Ayodo
  • Violet Dias Lannoy
  • Daisy Kabaragama
  • Lina Magaia

Western Africa --

  • Catherine Obianuju Acholonu
  • Ifeoma Okoye
  • Zaynab Alkali
  • Orlanda Amarilis
  • Aminata Maiga Ka

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GOR004007893
The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing by Charlotte H. Bruner
Charlotte H. Bruner
African Writers S.
Used - Good
Paperback
Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks
1993-03-01
211
0435906739
9780435906733
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.