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ISBN 10 : 1558611193
Pages : 160 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9783346193308
Pages : 69 pages
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No Sweetness Here

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ISBN 10 : 9781558619166
Pages : 172 pages
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Download or read book No Sweetness Here PDF or another Format written by Ama Ata Aidoo and published by The Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2015-04-25 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection, Ama Aita Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty and humor. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voices and speech. If there is no sweetness, there is the salt essential to life, even if it comes from tears, and the strength that comes from a history of endurance.


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ISBN 10 : 0435910132
Pages : 164 pages
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Download or read book The Girl who Can PDF or another Format written by Ama Ata Aidoo and published by Heinemann. This book was released on 2002 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection of short stories, Aidoo elevates the mundane in women's lives to an intellectual level in an attempt at challenging patriarchal structures and dominance in African society.


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ISBN 10 : 0820452475
Pages : 148 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781551119779
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ISBN 10 : 9780748632145
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Download or read book Short Story PDF or another Format written by Paul March-Russell and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2009-05-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new general introduction emphasises the importance of the short story to an understanding of modern fiction.In twenty succinct chapters, the study paints a complete portrait of the short story - its history, culture, aesthetics and economics. European innovators such as Chekhov, Flaubert and Kafka are compared to Irish, New Zealand and British practitioners such as Joyce, Mansfield and Carter as well as writers in the American tradition, from Hawthorne and Poe to Barthelme and Carver.Fresh attention is paid to experimental, postcolonial and popular fiction alongside developments in Anglo-American, Hispanic and European literature. Critical approaches to the short story are debated and reassessed, while discussion of the short story is related to contemporary critical theory. In what promises to be essential reading for students and academics, the study sets out to prove that the short story remains vital to the emerging culture of the twenty-first century.


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Sultana's Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones

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ISBN 10 : 0935312838
Pages : 89 pages
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Download or read book Sultana's Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones PDF or another Format written by Rokeẏā (Begama) and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 1988 with total page 89 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the story of a feminist utopia and discusses the Muslim custom of purdah, the seclusion and segregation of women


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ISBN 10 : 9781847010810
Pages : 179 pages
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Download or read book Writing Africa in the Short Story PDF or another Format written by Ernest Emenyo̲nu and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2013 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature.


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ISBN 10 : 155861222X
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book The Silent Duchess PDF or another Format written by Dacia Maraini and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2000 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The international bestseller from Italy's foremost woman writer--now in paperback.


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ISBN 10 : 9780815653103
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book The Critical Imagination in African Literature PDF or another Format written by Maik Nwosu and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-09 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo’s contribution to the African intellectual tradition. Editors Nwosu and Obiwu explore the driving forces in the literature of Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors examine such themes as migration and exile, trauma and repression, violence and rebellion, and gender and human rights. Showcasing a rich diversity of cultural and academic backgrounds, this volume inaugurates a new paradigm for further examination of African literature as world literature and for analysis of African literature through the lens of psychoanalytic semiotics. While varied in modes of inquiry, the essays are unified in their ambition to explore new theoretical directions, reinvigorating the conversation around how African literature is read and studied.


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ISBN 10 : 9781558618961
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book The Present Moment PDF or another Format written by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye and published by The Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2014-08-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This contemporary African classic tells the story of seven unforgettable Kenyan women as it traces more than sixty years of turbulent national history. Like their country, this group of old women is divided by ethnicity, language, class, and religion. But around the charcoal fire at the Refuge, the old-age home they share in Nairobi, they uncover the hidden personal histories that connect them as women: stories of their struggles for self-determination; of conflict, violence, and loss, but also of survival. Each woman has found her way to the Refuge because of a devastating life experience—the loss of family and security to revolution, emigration, or poverty. But as they reflect upon their tragedies, they also become aware of the community they have formed—a community of collective history, strength, humor, and affection. And they learn that they are more connected than they know, as the murder of a student in the neighborhood reveals how their lives have intersected across generations, how securely the past is tied to the present—and to the future—of their young nation.


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ISBN 10 : 9781648250064
Pages : 348 pages
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ISBN 10 : 1558611754
Pages : 265 pages
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Download or read book Ella Price's Journal PDF or another Format written by Dorothy Bryant and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 1997 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A version of "The Women's Room," "Ella Price's Journal" presented a re-entry woman before the term was even invented.


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ISBN 10 : 9781936932535
Pages : 430 pages
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Download or read book Confessions of Madame Psyche PDF or another Format written by Dorothy Bryant and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Describes a life that explores, in ways that only fine fiction can, the differences between myth and illusion, between real psychic gifts and false ones.”—The Denver Post This American Book Award Winner follows the story of the young Mei-li Murrow who is dubbed “Madame Psyche” after she accidentally predicts the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Although she wins fame and fortune, Mei-li seeks a truer spirituality, and embarks on a pilgrimage that takes her to the death-soaked Europe of the First World War, to a utopian commune in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 1920s, to the Depression-era migrant work camps and cannery strikes, and finally to the Napa State Hospital, where she finds wisdom and peace among the outcasts of the asylum. Mei-li’s modern-day epic is grounded in the history of Northern California in the first half of the twentieth century and peopled by comrades of many classes and cultures and by lovers both male and female. Yet her central odyssey remains one of inner discovery. In Confessions of Madame Psyche, Dorothy Bryant has created a character who is so honest in her search for truth, growth, and spiritual understanding that this quest becomes inherent to her survival. “Breathtaking and heartbreaking . . . It is in the specifics of time and place that Bryant roots the book’s magic. It is in her characterizations that the magic convinces . . . A beautiful story has, very simply, told itself.”—The Denver Post “Fascinating and beautiful.”—Ursula K. LeGuin “Intricate, appealing [and] profound.”—Women’s Review of Books


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ISBN 10 : 1558612645
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book A Matter of Time PDF or another Format written by Shashi Deshpande and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2001-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paperback edition of a critically acclaimed Indian novel called "large minded...philosophical and rich."--New York Times Book Review