ISBN 9789781563805
Pages 352
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1995
Publisher Fourth Dimension Publishing Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Gender Voices and Choices

Redefining Women in Contemporary African Fiction

edited by Gloria Chukukere

Major critical works on creative literature have paid inadequate attention to women, perpetuating a male-dominated viewpoint. This work from a woman academic who has made a particular study of women writers' self-perceptions and the representation of heroines in African fiction, examines the dilemma of the woman as a writer and protagonist in contemporary African fiction. The socio-cultural perception of women and the dominant factors that encourage problems or crises in their lives, are the central concerns.

The works of a number of major African writers in particular are examined: Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head, Flora Nwapa and Grace Ogot; and male writers Peter Abraham, Cyprian Ekwensi, Alex la Guma, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ousmane Sembene.

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