Woman writers of Gabon : literature and herstory

Titre Woman writers of Gabon : literature and herstory
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2017
Auteur Cheryl A. Toman
Édition (1ère, 2e,…) deuxième
Nom de la collection After the empire : the francophone world and postcolonial France
Nombre de pages 170
Éditeur Lexington Books
Ville Lanham (MD)
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition États-Unis
ISBN 9781498537209
Localisation University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
Résumé/Présentation "Women Writers of Gabon : Literature and Herstory demonstrates how the invisibility of women (historically, politically, cross-culturally, etc.) has led to the omission of Gabon?s literature from the African canon, but it also discusses in depth the unique elements of Gabonese women?s writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition and that prove why Gabonese women writers must be considered a major force in African literature. This book is the only book-length critical study of Gabonese literature that exists in English and although there are titles in French that provide analyses of the works of Gabonese women writers, no one work is comprehensive nor is the history of women?s writing in Gabon considered in the such a manner. Throughout the various chapters, the book explores, among other things, contributions that are unique to Gabonese women writers such as: definitions of African feminisms as they pertain to Gabonese society, the rewriting of oral histories, rituals, and traditions of the Fang ethnic group, one of the first introductions of same-sex couples in African Francophone literature, discussions on the impact of witchcraft on development, and the appropriating of the epic poetry known as the mvet by women writers. The chapters explore works by all major voices in Gabonese women?s writing including Angèle Rawiri, Justine Mintsa, Sylvie Ntsame, Honorine Ngou, and Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-Kassa and the book concludes with brief introductions of a younger generation of Gabonese women writers such as Edna Merey-Apinda, Alice Endamne, Nadia Origo, Miryl Eteno, and Elisabeth Aworet among others.", Site de l'éditeur : (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498537209/Women-Writers-of-Gabon-Literature-... - 06.2017)
Référence complète Toman, Cheryl, Woman writers of Gabon : literature and herstory. Lanham (MD) : Lexington Books, coll. After the empire : the francophone world and postcolonial France, [2016], 2017, 170 p. ? ISBN : 978-1-4985-3720-9


Cheryl A. Toman

Biographie : Cheryl Toman est Professeur Associé de Français au Département de Littérature et des Langues modernes à la Case Western Reserve University de Cleveland, dans l'Etat de l'Ohio, aux Etats-Unis. Elle est également directrice des programmes Women’s and Gender Studies Program et Ethnic Studies Program dans cette université.
Alias : Cheryl Toman
Nationalité : États-Unis