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African Women Writing Resistance An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

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ISBN-10: 0299236641

ISBN-13: 9780299236649

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 8/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez is professor of comparative literature and gender studies at Bard College at Simonrsquo;s Rock. Pauline Dongala fled Congo-Brazzaville in 2000 and is working on a book about the importance of traditional African healing practices in the contemporary world. Omotayo Jolaosho, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, works on issues of performance, creativity, and community activism in South Africa. Anne Serafin is an independent scholar specializing in African literatures. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez is professor of comparative literature and gender studies at Bard College at Simonrsquo;s Rock. Pauline Dongala fled Congo-Brazzaville in 2000 and is working on a book about the importance of traditional African healing practices in the contemporary world. Omotayo Jolaosho, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, works on issues of performance, creativity, and community activism in South Africa. Anne Serafin is an independent scholar specializing in African literatures.

Preface: Roots of the Collection
Acknowledgments
Forword: A Song in Seven Stanzas for Our Granddaughters
African Women Writing Resistance: An Introdcution
Engaging with Tradition
The Day When God Changed His Mind
The Old Woman
Interview with Kaya a Mbaya (Congo), a Babongo Woman
Interview with Elisabeth Bouanga (Congo-Brazzaville): Remembrance of Things Past
Speaking Out: Young Women on Sexuality
Woman Weep No More
Letters to My Cousin
Story of Faith
Lovesung for a Father, with Poet's Note
It's Not Rape If …
To Be or Not to Be a Lesbian: The Dilemma of Cameroon's Women Soccer Players
My Name Is Kasha
Cosmo Africa and Other Poems
Challenging the Institution of Marriage
Child
Hailstones on Zamfara
The Good Woman
Ngomwa
They Came in the Morning
The Battle of the Words: Oratory as Women's Tool of Resistance to the Challenges of Polygamy in Contemporary Wolof Society
Focusing on Survival: Women's Health Issues
Tell Me Why: Two Poems
Surviving Me
The Struggle to End the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation
Slow Poison
Just Keep Talking: Two Poems
Tell Me a Lie
Prayers and Meditation Heal Despair
Taking a Stand: Women as Activists against War, Environmental Degradation, and Social Conflict
A Poem Written in the Ink of the Blood Shed in Rwanda, with Poet's Note
Excerpt from Biography of Ash
Women's Responses to State Violence in the Niger Delta
Excerpt from Child Soldier: Fighting for My Life
Don't Get Mad, Get Elected! A Conversation with Activist Wangari Maathai (Kenya)
Writing from a Different Place: Perspectives on Exile and Diaspora
Musings of an African Woman: Excerpts from a Memoir in Progress
A Moroccan Woman in the Glocal Village: Reflections on Islam, Identity, and Cultural Legacies
Knowing Your Place
Letter to Clara
Standing at the Edge of Time: African Women's Visions of the Past, Present, and Future
�We Are Our Grandmothers' Dreams�: African Women Envision the Future
Liberation
Suggestions for Further Reading
Contributors