The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature (Opening Out: Feminism for Today)

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9780415137898: The Politics of (M)Othering: Womanhood, Identity and Resistance in African Literature (Opening Out: Feminism for Today)

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.

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Over the last decade, post-colonial studies have become a defining feature in critical thought, and Africa with its wealth of literatures continues to play a crucial role in shaping post-colonial discourse. The arrival of The Politics of (M)Othering signals an important widening of the debates in post-coloniality.

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Obioma Nnaemeka is currently an Associate Professor of French, Women's Studies, and African American Studies at Indiana University.

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