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By Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin

African girls Writing Resistance is the 1st transnational anthology to target women’s recommendations of resistance to the demanding situations they face in Africa today.  The anthology brings jointly own narratives, testimony, interviews, brief tales, poetry, functionality scripts, folktales, and lyrics. Thematically equipped, it offers women’s writing on such concerns as intertribal and interethnic conflicts, the degradation of our environment, polygamy, household abuse, the arguable conventional perform of woman genital slicing, Sharia legislations, intergenerational tensions, and emigration and exile.
    participants contain across the world famous authors and activists similar to Wangari Maathai and Nawal El Saadawi, in addition to a bunch of shiny new voices from all around the African continent and from the African diaspora. Interdisciplinary in scope, this assortment presents a great advent to modern African women’s literature and highlights social matters which are specific to Africa yet also are of globally concern.  it really is a necessary reference for college students of African experiences, international literature, anthropology, cultural reviews, postcolonial stories, and women’s studies.

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Htm. 6. Other groundbreaking African women writers include Bessie Head (Botswana, 1937 –86), Flora Nwapa (Nigeria, 1931–93), Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt, 1931–), Zoe Wicomb (South Africa, 1948 –), and Werewere Liking (Cameroon, 1950–). See the suggestions for further reading at the end of this volume for more specifics on these and other important African women writers. 7. page=links_page. 8. org/. 9. ” by Tigrest Ketsela, a pediatrician with postgraduate training in public health and the director of the Division of Family and Reproductive Health in the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/ AFRO), which is based in Brazzaville, Congo.

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