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The Resource Writing from the hearth : public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean, Mildred Mortimer

Writing from the hearth : public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean, Mildred Mortimer

Label
Writing from the hearth : public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean
Title
Writing from the hearth
Title remainder
public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Mildred Mortimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If space is important in the realm of imagination and a key theme in feminist theory, cross-cultural studies of social maps reveal that men's and women's spatial experiences differ; women rarely control physical or social space directly. Positing the thesis that women's writing of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean offers important perspectives on the relationship of gender to space, Writing from the Hearth proposes close readings of Francophone women writers of Africa: Mariama Ba, Calixthe Beyala, Aminata Sow Fall, and Aoua Keita; and the Caribbean: Marie Chauvet, Maryse Conde, Edwidge Danticat, and Simone Schwarz-Bart. As critical readings of postcolonial African and Caribbean literature show that tropes of confinement appear frequently in female-authored texts - where home is often depicted as a place of alienation - this critical study examines ambiguities associated with domestic space as enclosure as it explores the relationship between the female protagonist and the inner and outer spaces of her world: domestic, imaginative, and public." "Writing from the Hearth probes the hypothesis that the female protagonist can move toward empowerment by entering the public space from which she has been excluded by indigenous patriarchs and European colonizers and by establishing a new relationship to domestic space or securing a liberating alternative space within it. Flexible and multipurpose, alternative space is a place of possibilities that can function as an antechamber for action, a site of resistance and performance, and a refuge for meditation, recollection, and fantasy. Here, by telling the tale, writing the creative work, a woman can affirm her sense of self."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mortimer, Mildred P
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ3984
LC item number
.M583 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
After the empire.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African fiction (French)
  • Caribbean fiction (French)
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Writing from the hearth : public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean, Mildred Mortimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Space, Place, and Gender.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Women and Public Space.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Nurturing Hearth.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • Cold Hearth.
  • p. 117
  • 5.
  • Mobile Homes.
  • p. 151
Control code
144768002
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 207 p.
Isbn
9780739119068
Lccn
2007023809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Writing from the hearth : public, domestic, and imaginative space in francophone women's fiction of Africa and the Caribbean, Mildred Mortimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Space, Place, and Gender.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Women and Public Space.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Nurturing Hearth.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • Cold Hearth.
  • p. 117
  • 5.
  • Mobile Homes.
  • p. 151
Control code
144768002
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 207 p.
Isbn
9780739119068
Lccn
2007023809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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