African Feminism, Gender and Sexuality: Emerging Discourses in Contemporary Literature


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This book discusses emerging critical tendencies on African feminism, gender and sexuality, in the works of contemporary writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Ata, Amma Darko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Binwell Sinyangwe, Isidore Okpewho, Asare Konadu, Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, Chinua Achebe and Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. It seeks to update critical scholarship on the necessity to define an African variant of feminism that adapts to African realities and cultural differences. Text selected relocate the canon with the 21st century critical survey.

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March 2017

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DAMLÈGUE LARE has been teaching African literature and civilization in the Universities of Togo for the past ten years. He was also a Fulbright Visiting Fellow of Senior Research in African Literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016-2017. He is the author of Diction and Postcolonial Vision in the Plays of Wole Soyinka. His areas of research include postcolonial politics in literature, modern African drama, feminist and gender studies.