Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers
Author : Jean Wyatt
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9780429581359
ISBN 13 : 0429581351
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers Book Description:

Contemporary African American and Black British Women Writers: Narrative, Race, Ethics brings together British and American scholars to explore how, in texts by contemporary black women writers in the U. S. and Britain, formal narrative techniques express new understandings of race or stimulate ethical thinking about race in a reader. Taken together, the essays also demonstrate that black women writers from both sides of the Atlantic borrow formal structures and literary techniques from one another to describe the workings of structural racism in the daily lives of black subjects and to provoke readers to think anew about race. Narratology has only recently begun to use race as a category of narrative theory. This collection seeks both to show the ethical effects of narrative form on individual readers and to foster reconceptualizations of narrative theory that account for the workings of race within literature and culture.

The Black Family and Society

The Black Family and Society
Author : Mark Hulliung
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 174
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9781351305228
ISBN 13 : 1351305220
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Family and Society Book Description:

This volume focuses on the black family in the United States and the social forces and issues that affect it, including education, healthcare, racism, poverty, and politics. It examines the effects of these social forces on individuals as well as families. Contributions are varied. "A Biscuit for a Letter" examines education in the antebellum South. "Black Intellectuals on Trial" and "Africans' Perspectives on Race in the US" both analyse the role of race and racism in America. "Feminization of Poverty and the Black Family" illustrates the double burden of race and gender borne by black women. "It's Gotta Be Some Drama!" analyses the televised depiction of black colleges and universities. "African-centred Research Frameworks" studies the importance of cultural awareness in academia. "Work to Be Done" recounts the activism of black women in the Democratic Party. This volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to study of the black family in the United States, taking into account the forces of the larger society that influence it. The Black Family and Society is the most recent volume in Transaction's Africana Studies series.

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author : Ernest N. Emenyonu
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages : 312
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9781847011626
ISBN 13 : 1847011624
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Description:

Frontcover -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Narrating the Past: Orality, History & the Production of Knowledge in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- 2. Deconstructing Binary Oppositions of Gender in Purple Hibiscus: A Review of Religious/Traditional Superiority & Silence -- 3. Adichie & the West African Voice: Women & Power in Purple Hibiscus -- 4. Reconstructing Motherhood: A Mutative Reality in Purple Hibiscus -- 5. Ritualized Abuse in Purple Hibiscus -- 6. Dining Room & Kitchen: Food-Related Spaces & their Interfaces with the Female Body in Purple Hibiscus -- 7. The Paradox of Vulnerability: The Child Voice in Purple Hibiscus -- 8. 'Fragile Negotiations': Olanna's Melancholia in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 9. The Biafran War & the Evolution of Domestic Space in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 10. Corruption in Post-Independence Politics: Half of a Yellow Sun as a Reflection of A Man of the People -- 11. Contrasting Gender Roles in Male-Crafted Fiction with Half of a Yellow Sun -- 12. 'A Kind of Paradise': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Claim to Agency, Responsibility & Writing -- 13. Dislocation, Cultural Memory & Transcultural Identity in Select Stories from The Thing Around Your Neck -- 14. 'Reverse Appropriations' & Transplantation in Americanah -- 15. Revisiting Double Consciousness & Relocating the Self in Americanah -- 16. Adichie's Americanah: A Migrant Bildungsroman -- 17. 'Hairitage' Matters: Transitioning & the Third Wave Hair Movement in 'Hair', 'Imitation' & Americanah -- Appendix: The Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Index

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author : Daria Tunca
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2020-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9781496829283
ISBN 13 : 149682928X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Description:

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is undoubtedly one of the most widely acclaimed African writers of the twenty-first century. Best known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, and essays on feminism, she is also a notoriously outspoken intellectual. As she puts it in an interview with Lia Grainger, in her characteristically straightforward style: “I have things to say and I’ll say them.” Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the first collection of interviews with the writer. Covering fifteen years of conversations, the interviews start with the publication of Adichie’s first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), and end in late 2018, by which time Adichie had become one of the most prominent figures on the international literary scene. As both scholars and passionate readers of the author’s work are bound to find out, the opinions shared by Adichie in interviews over the years coalesce into a fascinating portrait that presents both abiding features and gradual transformations. Reflecting the political and emotional scope of Adichie’s work, the conversations contained in this volume cover a wide range of topics, including colonialism, race, immigration, and feminism. Collectively, these interviews testify both to the author’s ardent wish to strive for a more just and equal world, and to her deep interest in exploring our common humanity. As Adichie says in her 2009 interview with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro: “When people call me a novelist, I say, well, yes. I really think of myself as a storyteller.” This book invites Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to tell her own literary story.


Author : Ernest L. VEYU
Publisher : Ken Scholars Publishing
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-11-22
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The papers in this volume define the departure from the margin to the centre, assess emerging literatures and shifting language concerns, dismantle the hegemony of colonial English, propose alternatives to the ‘imperialism’ that underlies globalisation, and question hegemonic assumptions in language and literature.

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers
Author : Latoya Jefferson-James
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 354
Release : 2022-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781793606716
ISBN 13 : 1793606714
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers Book Description:

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers spans the contemporary era into the AfroFuture. It begins with Ann Petry, who has been forcibly mashed into masculinized critical paradigms, and ends by introducing audiences to Black speculative and Science Fiction writers.

Making Black History

Making Black History
Author : Dominique Haensell
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 252
Release : 2021-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9783110722147
ISBN 13 : 3110722143
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Black History Book Description:

The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as on general and comparative literary studies, including aspects of cultural and literary theory.

Holding the World Together

Holding the World Together
Author : Nwando Achebe
Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 392
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN 10 : 9780299321109
ISBN 13 : 029932110X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holding the World Together Book Description:

Featuring contributions from some of the most accomplished scholars on the topic, Holding the World Together explores the rich and varied ways in which women have wielded power across the African continent, from the precolonial period to the present. Suitable for classroom use, this comprehensive volume considers such topics as the representation of African women, their role in national liberation movements, their experiences of religious fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim), their incorporation into the world economy, changing family and marriage systems, impacts of the world economy on their lives and livelihoods, and the unique challenges they face in the areas of health and disease. Contributors: Nwando Achebe, Ousseina Alidou, Signe Arnfred, Andrea L. Arrington-Sirois, Henryatta Ballah, Teresa Barnes, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Emily Burril, Abena P. A. Busia, Gracia Clark, Alicia Decker, Karen Flint, December Green, Cajetan Iheka, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth M. Perego, Claire Robertson, Kathleen Sheldon, Aili Mari Tripp, Cassandra Veney

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature
Author : Stephanie Schwerter
Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
Total Pages : 309
Release : 2022-07-22
ISBN 10 : 9783732908240
ISBN 13 : 3732908240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature Book Description:

In the field of Translation Studies no book-length work in English has yet been dedicated to the translation and circulation of migration literature. The authors of this volume seek to contribute to filling this gap through a detailed study of texts belonging to a variety of literary genres and engaging with the phenomenon of migration in different parts of the world. Not only will the challenges met by translators be discussed, but the different ways in which the translated texts travel from one cultural sphere to another will also be explored. The focus lies on the themes “migration and politics”, “migration and society”, as well as “the experience of migration in words, music and images”.

AQA English Language and Literature A Level and AS

AQA English Language and Literature  A Level and AS
Author : Ruth Doyle
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages :
Release : 2015-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9780198374589
ISBN 13 : 0198374585
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AQA English Language and Literature A Level and AS Book Description:

This book prepares students and teachers for the requirements of the 2015 AQA A Level English Language and Literature specification. Structured and written to develop the skills on which students will be assessed in the exams and coursework, students of all abilities, through the source texts, book features and approach, will be able to make clear progress. The book offers students the opportunity to build on skills acquired at GCSE, extending them into their A Level course, ensuring that they are fully prepared for the assessment requirements of the qualifications and that students become successful, independent all-round learners. Building on years of development work on earlier editions, this brand new book includes the latest thinking and research, thus maintaining relevance and instilling confidence. Whether students are taking AS or A Level AQA English Language and Literature, this resource offers guidance and activities to help all students achieve their potential.