Francophone Women Writers
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Postcolonial Subjects by Mary Jean Green
Book DescriptionThis groundbreaking volume highlights the work of contemporary women writing in French whose cultural links, ethnic identities, and historical roots lie outside France. The writings of these women emanate from the cultures of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Quebec and other French-speaking regions of Canada. By writing in French, the writers discussed in both acknowledge and write against the cultural heritage of France. In doing so, they participate in the subversion of European literary traditions and take part in various forms of cultural and linguistic blending, generating new artistic currents. Each of this essays articulates contemporary debates about the politics and cultural effects of sexism, homophobia, racism, and essentialism, as well as pointing out connections and points of resistance among such diverse strings as feminism, nationalism, and ethnicity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816626298
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 30-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mary Jean Green
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This anthology of writings in French by 20th-century women comprises poems, short stories, essays, memoirs and novels (some complete and others excerpts). It considers relationships and how violence breaks them apart, and how identity is influenced by race, language, nationality and sexuality.
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