Visions of Womanhood in Contemporary African Literature (Hardcover)

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Through an analysis of historical and contemporary literature, Visions of Womanhood in Contemporary African Literature argues that African women were not relegated to the background in African society until after colonization. Blessing Diala-Ogamba analyzes the history of women's roles in African society through oral stories and biographies to show how colonialization worked to oppress women in Africa and explores the ways contemporary African literature confronts and works to overcome its colonial past. Using works by authors such as Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo, Lilian Masitera, Nawal El Sadaawi, Lauretta Ncgobo, Sembene Ousmane, and many others, Diala-Ogamba reveals the consistent progression of women and their roles in African novels and society.

About the Author


Blessing Diala-Ogamba, is professor of English at Coppin State University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793644381
ISBN-10: 1793644381
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 186
Language: English