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The Resource Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, Elleke Boehmer, (electronic book)

Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, Elleke Boehmer, (electronic book)

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Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation
Title
Stories of women
Title remainder
gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation
Statement of responsibility
Elleke Boehmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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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OTZ
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1961-
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Boehmer, Elleke
Dewey number
809.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.B57
LC item number
.B67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • English-speaking countries
Target audience
specialized
Label
Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, Elleke Boehmer, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 narrative8 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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781701898
Lccn
2005296314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn808599934
Label
Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, Elleke Boehmer, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 narrative8 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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781701898
Lccn
2005296314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn808599934

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