The Twelve Best Books by African Women: Critical Readings

The Twelve Best Books by African Women Critical Readings In at the annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair twelve literary books by African women were included for the first time in the category of Africa s Best Books of the Twentieth Century Thi

  • Title: The Twelve Best Books by African Women: Critical Readings
  • Author: Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi Tuzyline Allan
  • ISBN: 9780896802667
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2002, at the annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair, twelve literary books by African women were included for the first time in the category of Africa s 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century This was an important but belated affirmation of women writers on the continent and a first step toward establishing a recognized canon of African women s literature.The TwelvIn 2002, at the annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair, twelve literary books by African women were included for the first time in the category of Africa s 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century This was an important but belated affirmation of women writers on the continent and a first step toward establishing a recognized canon of African women s literature.The Twelve Best Books by African Women is a collection of critical essays on eleven works of fiction and one play The titles by African women that were included in the list of Africa s 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century are Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo 1970 A Question of Power, Bessie Head 1974 Woman at Point Zero, Nawal El Saadawi 1975 The Beggars Strike, Aminata Sow Fall 1979 Burger s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer 1979 The Joys of Motherhood, Buchi Emesheta 1979 So Long a Letter, Mariama B 1980 Fantasia An Algerian Cavalcade, Assia Djebar 1983 Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga 1988 Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night, Sindiwe Magona 1991 Butterfly Burning, Yvonne Vera 1998 Riwan ou le chemin de sable, Ken Bugul 1999 This collection of original essays recognizes the gesture of inclusion as an important shift in consciousness and creates a fresh awareness of the literary works by African women writers Each essay offers a penetrating analysis of individual texts and opens up a fresh perspective that allows scholars and students alike to explore new dimensions of these writers work.

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