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The Resource Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities : toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing, Kinana Hamam, (electronic resource)

Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities : toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing, Kinana Hamam, (electronic resource)

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Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities : toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing
Title
Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities
Title remainder
toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing
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Kinana Hamam
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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Hamam, Kinana
Dewey number
809.04
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.H363 2014eb
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Literature, Modern
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This book represents a significant contribution to academic knowledge, making a compelling case for a contemporary analytical re-reading of a number of "core" postcolonial women's narratives, such as Erna Brodber's Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood, and Mariama Bo's So Long a Letter. These narratives highlight diversity, contextuality, opposition, and metachrony, have a "generative literary function", and anticipate what have now become postcolonial feminist issues and debates. Bringing together feminist writing from a range of postcolonial contexts, the book contributes to a field represented by the critical writings of Francoise Lionnet, Ketu Katrak, and Elleke Boehmer, among others. The deconstructive, cultural approach of the book is mobilised to support an in-depth literary analysis which focuses on female oppression, difference, voice, and agency. Questions of what it means to be "a woman" and to be "postcolonial" are read as central debates which emphasise "multi-vocal and multi-focal" female narratives and perspectives. That is, they highlight the temporal, as well as cross-cultural links and implications of the selected narratives, which give the project a kind of positive complexity and linkage. Above all, the analysis of several unconventional modes and (physical/imaginative) spaces of female resistance, such as prison, widow confinement, and madness, yields some surprising results that are sustained by a close reading of the texts which are not only attentive to questions of genre, structure, imagery and narrative endings, but also oppositional, instructive and reconstructive
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Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities : toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing, Kinana Hamam, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407734
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unknown
Isbn
9781443865531
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(e-book)
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407734
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Confining spaces, resistant subjectivities : toward a metachronous discourse of literary mapping and transformation in postcolonial women's writing, Kinana Hamam, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407734
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443865531
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407734

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