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Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The concluding chapter explores shades of feminism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction. The chapter states that the position of women writers, who wished to give voice to their concerns, added ... More


Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga1

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter extends the discussion of the interrelationship of gender and nation into an area rarely mentioned if not taboo in discourses both colonial and post-colonial, namely, the same-sex desire ... More


New Nations, New Novels

in Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754903
eISBN:
9780804772501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter considers the African post-independence novel as a genre in which the heterogeneity and heterochronicity of Fanon's form returns. The works of the Kenyan novelist, playwright, and ... More


Women against Government: An NGO under Stress

Carolyn Martin Shaw

in Women and Power in Zimbabwe: Promises of Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039638
eISBN:
9780252097720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039638.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the functioning of the feminist NGO Associated Women of Zimbabwe (AWZ) to highlight varieties of feminism and the influence of a political and economic crisis on a feminist ... More


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