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The Resource The pull of postcolonial nationhood : gender and migration in francophone African literatures, Ayo A. Coly

The pull of postcolonial nationhood : gender and migration in francophone African literatures, Ayo A. Coly

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The pull of postcolonial nationhood : gender and migration in francophone African literatures
Title
The pull of postcolonial nationhood
Title remainder
gender and migration in francophone African literatures
Statement of responsibility
Ayo A. Coly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the male-dominated Francophone African migrant literary tradition includes women writers, there is no study that attends to this subgroup of writers. The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures pioneers the study of these writers as a category through an examination of three major women who exemplify the Francophone African female migrant literary tradition: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. By studying these women together, Ayo A. Coly innovatively introduces gender into prevailing theories of Francophone African migrant literatures. These theories, in line with the current surge of postnationalism in cultural criticism, claim that questions of home and nationhood are obsolete for the present generation of Francophone African migrant writers, but this book shows that the opposite is true in the texts of these writers. Coly is thus able to demonstrate how claims of postnationalism are often skewed by gender-blind understandings of nationalism, namely a failure to consider that women have traditionally been the sites for discourses and practices of nationalism. Amid the negative currency of home and nation in contemporary cultural criticism, including postcolonial criticism, this book contends that home remains a politically, ideologically, and emotionally loaded matter for postcolonial subjects
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coly, Ayo A
Dewey number
843.914
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PQ3989.2.B78
LC item number
Z66 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bugul, Ken
  • Beyala, Calixthe
  • Diome, Fatou
  • African literature (French)
  • Sex role in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Beyala, Calixthe
  • Diome, Fatou
  • Ken Bugul
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African literature (French)
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
The pull of postcolonial nationhood : gender and migration in francophone African literatures, Ayo A. Coly
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ken Bugul: From self-imposed exile to constrained homecoming -- Calixthe Beyala: The conflicted immigrant standpoint -- Fatou Diome: The anti-immigrant standpoint
Control code
665834999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 147 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612713217
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612713217
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
271321
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)665834999
Label
The pull of postcolonial nationhood : gender and migration in francophone African literatures, Ayo A. Coly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ken Bugul: From self-imposed exile to constrained homecoming -- Calixthe Beyala: The conflicted immigrant standpoint -- Fatou Diome: The anti-immigrant standpoint
Control code
665834999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 147 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612713217
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612713217
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
271321
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)665834999

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