Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2009

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719068799

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Stories of women

Gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation

Elleke Boehmer

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A probing study of the still-growing field of gender-and-nation interaction, and of how fiction has proved foundational in the imagining of the post-independence nation
  • Offers a fresh, informed take on the ways in which nations are represented in gendered terms, as mother- or father-land, and also as narrative products
  • Comparative exploration of West, southern and East African writing, and India - a relatively unique approach in postcolonial studies, which tends to focus on the study of particular locales and regional literature
  • Crosses postcolonial debates with feminist critiques, bringing gender concepts and issues of sexuality to postcolonial studies
  • Maintains a fine balance between textual readings and close contextual awareness