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Motherlands : [electronic resource] Black women's writing from Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia / Susheila Nasta, editor.

Contributor(s): Nasta, Susheila.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1992Description: xxx, 366 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0813517818 :; 9780813517810; 0813517826 (pbk.) :; 9780813517827 (pbk.).Subject(s): African literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Caribbean literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism | West Indian literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism | South Asian literature (English) -- History and criticism | English literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- English-speaking countries | Women, Black, in literature | Blacks in literature | Literatura caribeña (Inglesa) -- Mujeres como autoras -- Historia y crítica | Literatura inglesa -- Autores sudasiáticos -- Historia y crítica | Literatura inglesa -- Autores negros -- Historia y crítica | Mujeres negras -- Vida intelectual | Mujeres negras en la literatura | Negros en la literatura | Littérature africaine (anglaise) -- Histoire et critique | Littérature antillaise (anglaise) -- Histoire et critique | Littérature sud-asiatique -- Histoire et critique | Littérature anglaise -- Auteurs noirs -- Histoire et critique | Noires -- Vie intellectuelle | Écrits de femmes africains (anglais) -- Histoire et critique | Écrits de femmes antillais (anglais) -- Histoire et critique | Noires dans la littérature | Noirs dans la littérature | Commonwealth | Frauenliteratur | Aufsatzsammlung | Schwarzafrika | Englisch | Westindien | Schwarze | SüdasienAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Motherlands.DDC classification: 820.9/9287 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Stories of women and mothers : gender and nationalism in the early fiction of Flora Nwapa -- Untold story and the retold story : intertextuality in post-colonial women's fiction -- Searching voices : Anita Desai's Clear light of day and Nayantara Sahgal's Rich like us -- "Something ancestral recaptured" : spirit possession as trope in selected feminist fictions of the African diaspora -- Rebellious women : fictional biographies : Nawal el Sa'adawi's Woman at point zero and Mariama Bä's So long a letter -- "Dangerous knowledge" and the poetics of survival : a reading of Our sister killjoy and A Question of power -- Mothers or sisters? identity, discourse and audience in the writing of Ama Ata Aidoo and Mariama Bä -- Search for freedom in Indian women's writing -- "Heaven lies beneath her feet"? : mother figures in selected Indo-Anglian novels -- Motherhood as a metaphor for creativity in three African women's novels : Flora Nwapa, Rebeka Njau and Bessie Head -- "Bloodstream of our inheritance" : female identity and the Caribbean mothers' land -- Mothertongue voices in the writing of Olive Senior and Lorna Goodison.
Family connections : mother and mother country in the fiction of Jean Rhys and Jamaica Kincaid -- Absent mother(land)s : Joan Riley's fiction -- Adopted motherlands : the novels of Marjorie Macgoye and Bessie Head -- Mother/lands : self and separation in the work of Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head and Jean Rhys.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-357) and index.

Stories of women and mothers : gender and nationalism in the early fiction of Flora Nwapa -- Untold story and the retold story : intertextuality in post-colonial women's fiction -- Searching voices : Anita Desai's Clear light of day and Nayantara Sahgal's Rich like us -- "Something ancestral recaptured" : spirit possession as trope in selected feminist fictions of the African diaspora -- Rebellious women : fictional biographies : Nawal el Sa'adawi's Woman at point zero and Mariama Bä's So long a letter -- "Dangerous knowledge" and the poetics of survival : a reading of Our sister killjoy and A Question of power -- Mothers or sisters? identity, discourse and audience in the writing of Ama Ata Aidoo and Mariama Bä -- Search for freedom in Indian women's writing -- "Heaven lies beneath her feet"? : mother figures in selected Indo-Anglian novels -- Motherhood as a metaphor for creativity in three African women's novels : Flora Nwapa, Rebeka Njau and Bessie Head -- "Bloodstream of our inheritance" : female identity and the Caribbean mothers' land -- Mothertongue voices in the writing of Olive Senior and Lorna Goodison.

Family connections : mother and mother country in the fiction of Jean Rhys and Jamaica Kincaid -- Absent mother(land)s : Joan Riley's fiction -- Adopted motherlands : the novels of Marjorie Macgoye and Bessie Head -- Mother/lands : self and separation in the work of Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head and Jean Rhys.

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