Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2012-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9781616202422
ISBN 13 : 1616202424
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hibiscus Book Description:

“One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation.” —Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home—a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father’s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins’ laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus

Philip Allan Literature Guide  for GCSE   Purple Hibiscus
Author : Susan Elkin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2013-12-21
ISBN 10 : 9781444153842
ISBN 13 : 1444153846
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE Purple Hibiscus Book Description:

Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. Designed to be used throughout the course or as revision before the exam, this full colour text provides: thorough commentary outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style, characters and context of the text exemplar A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions, with examiner's comments, exam and essay-writing advice assessment objectives for each exam board, highlighting the specific skills that students need to develop 'Grade booster' boxes with tips on how to move between grades 'Pause for thought' boxes to make students consider their own opinions on the text Key quotations memorise and use in the exams Each guide comes with free access to a website with further revision aids, including interactive quizzes, a forum for students to share their ideas, useful web links plus additional exam-style questions and answers with examiner's comments and expert advice.

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing
Author : Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo
Publisher : Rodopi
Total Pages : 307
Release : 2010-01
ISBN 10 : 9789042029354
ISBN 13 : 9042029358
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women s Writing Book Description:

This volume brings a variety of new approaches and contexts to modem and contemporary women's writing. Contributors include both new and well-established scholars from Europe, Australia, the USA , and the Caribbean. Their essays draw on, adapt, and challenge anthropological perspectives on rites of passage derived from the work of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner. Collectively, the essays suggest that women's writing and women's experiences from diverse cultures go beyond any straightforward notion of a threefold structure of separation, transition, and incorporation. Some essays include discussion of traditional rites of passage such as birth, motherhood, marriage, death, and bereavement; others are interested in exploring less traditional, more fluid, and/or problematic rites such as abortion, living with HI V/AIDS, and coming into political consciousness. Contributors seek ways of linking writing on rites of passage to feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theories which foreground margins, borders, and the outsider. The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis. Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas. Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton, where she teaches literature, is the head of the centre for learning and teaching, and pursues her research interests in postcolonial women's writing.

Mehr Feminismus

Mehr Feminismus
Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher :
Total Pages : 111
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN 10 : 3596036763
ISBN 13 : 9783596036769
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mehr Feminismus Book Description:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works
Author : Geoff Hamilton
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 433
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781438129709
ISBN 13 : 143812970X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works Book Description:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.

Existentialism Literature and the Humanities in Africa

Existentialism  Literature and the Humanities in Africa
Author : Chijioke Uwasomba
Publisher : Cuvillier Verlag
Total Pages : 526
Release : 2014-01-16
ISBN 10 : 9783736945982
ISBN 13 : 3736945981
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existentialism Literature and the Humanities in Africa Book Description:

The book is divided into seven sections and comprises forty-one articles from scholars from different persuasions and temperaments. It also includes an interview with the honouree. The major thrust of the collection centres on the place of the humanities in a drifting world and the need to chart a fresh course of action that could restore hope to humanity. The contributions also represent a melting-pot for the various branches of humanistic scholarship. We hope this book would serve as a resourceful compendium for scholars, students, policy makers and all lovers of knowledge production and dissemination”

Transatlantic Feminisms

Transatlantic Feminisms
Author : Cheryl R. Rodriguez
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 378
Release : 2015-03-18
ISBN 10 : 9781498507172
ISBN 13 : 1498507174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Feminisms Book Description:

Transatlantic Feminisms is an interdisciplinary collection of original feminist research on women’s lives in Africa and the African diaspora. Demonstrating the power and value of transcontinental connections and exchanges between feminist thinkers, this unique collection of fifteen essays addresses the need for global perspectives on gender, ethnicity, race and class. Examining diverse topics and questions in contemporary feminist research, the authors describe and analyze women’s lives in a host of vibrant, compelling locations. There are essays exploring women’s political activism in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Santo Domingo, Jamaica and Tanzania. Other essays explore representation and creativity in Brazil, Nigeria, and Miami. While one essay examines African women as conflicted immigrants in France, another recounts the experiences of Haitian women trying to survive in the Dominican Republic. Core themes of the book include the evolution of black feminism; black feminist political leadership; the politics of identity and representation; and struggles for agency and survival. These themes are interwoven throughout the volume and illuminate different geographic and cultural experiences, yet very similar oppressive forces and forms of resistance.

A New Generation of African Writers

A New Generation of African Writers
Author : Brenda Cooper
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages : 182
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781847010766
ISBN 13 : 1847010768
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Generation of African Writers Book Description:

Discusses the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, Biyi Bandele, Moses Isegawa, and Jamal Mahjoub.

Routledge Handbook of African Literature

Routledge Handbook of African Literature
Author : Moradewun Adejunmobi
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 462
Release : 2019-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9781351859370
ISBN 13 : 1351859374
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of African Literature Book Description:

The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works. This includes frameworks derived from food studies, utopian studies, network theory, eco-criticism, and examinations of the human/animal interface alongside more familiar discussions of postcolonial politics. Every chapter is an original research essay written by a broad spectrum of scholars with expertise in the subject, providing an application of the most recent insights into analysis of particular topics or application of particular critical frameworks to one or more African literary works. The handbook will be a valuable interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of African literature, African culture, postcolonial literature and literary analysis. Chapter 4 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138713864_oachapter4.pdf

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee s Disgrace and Other Works

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee   s Disgrace and Other Works
Author : Laura Wright
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Total Pages : 227
Release : 2014-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9781603291774
ISBN 13 : 1603291776
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee s Disgrace and Other Works Book Description:

The novels of the South African writer J. M. Coetzee won him global recognition and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His work offers substantial pedagogical richness and challenges. Coetzee treats such themes as race, aging, gender, animal rights, power, violence, colonial history and accountability, the silent or silenced other, sympathy, and forgiveness in an allusive and detached prose that avoids obvious answers or easy ethical reassurance. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," identifies secondary materials, including multimedia and Internet resources, that will help instructors guide their students through the contextual and formal complexities of Coetzee's fiction. In part 2, "Approaches," essays discuss how to teach works that are sometimes suspicious of teachers and teaching. The essays aim to help instructors negotiate Coetzee's ironies and allegories in his treatment of human relationships in a changing South Africa and of the shifting connections between human beings and the biosphere.