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Author Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-

Title Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation / Elleke Boehmer.

Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Motherlands, mothers and nationalist sons: theorising the en-gendered nation -- 2 'The master's dance to the master's voice': revolutionary nationalism and women's representation in Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- 3 Of goddesses and stories: gender and a new politics in Achebe -- 4 The hero's story: the male leader's autobiography and the syntax of postcolonial nationalism -- 5 Stories of women and mothers: gender and nationalism in the early fiction of Flora Nwapa -- 6 Daughters of the house: the adolescent girl and the nation -- 7 Transfiguring: colonial body into postcolonial narrative -- 8 The nation as metaphor: Ben Okri, Chenjerai Hove, Dambudzo Marechera -- 9 East is east: where postcolonialism is neo-orientalist-the cases of Sarojini Naidu and Arundhati Roy -- 10 Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Veraand Tsitsi Dangarembga -- 11 Beside the west: postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame -- 12 Conclusion: defining the nation differently.
Summary Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony, and the nation in a transnational context. Focusing on Africa as well as South Asia, and sexuality as well as gender, Boehmer offers fine close readings of writers ranging from Achebe, Okri and Mandela to Arundhati Roy and Yvonne Vera, shaping these into a critical engagement with theorists of the nation like Fredric Jameson and Partha Chatterjee. This new paperback edition will be of interest to readers and researchers of postcolonial, international and women's writing; of nation theory, colonial history and historiography; of Indian, African, migrant and diasporic literatures, and is likely to prove a landmark study in the field.
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Subject English literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Sex role in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Nationalism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033899
Postcolonialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01073035
Sex role in literature. (OCoLC)fst01114649
English-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01261775
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: 9780719068782
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