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Kenyan Women's Texts: Njau, Likimani, Waciuma

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kenyan women's experiences of excision had been mediated via cultural anthropology, the anthropological novel, and male third-person narratives. The Kenyan female body seems to inform key texts not ... More


Kenyan Reactance: Kenyatta, Huxley, wa Thiong'o

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Culture is not an inborn destiny but a human artifact that can be reshaped. When culture is threatened to the core by outside forces, a phenomenon called “reactance” may arise. The cult of culture ... More


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