Writing African Women : Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa
How does our understanding of Africa shift when we approach it from the perspective of women? And, what can this African perspective contribute to more general theories of culture and of gender difference? To answer these questions, Writing African Women brings together a wide variety of African scholars to explore the links between literature, popular culture, and theories of gender. Beginning with a ground-breaking overview of African gender theory, this volume goes on to analyze specific works, uncovering the ways different women writers have approached issues of female creativity and colonial history, as well as the ways in which they have subverted popular stereotypes around African women.
This major analysis of gender in popular and postcolonial cultural production remains essential reading for students and academics in women's studies, cultural studies, and literature.