And Wrote My Story Anyway : Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism | Literary Theory | Literary Theory | Literature, Poetry & Criticism | Non-Fiction | Books | Makro Online Site
Login or Register
Get the tailored Makro experience. Login for faster checkout, online order tracking and more.
And Wrote My Story Anyway : Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism Product ID : 9781776146185

R 32725

UCount rewards  3273
Available online only
In stock
5 - 7 working days

Online Exclusive

This product is exclusive to online shopping and may only be purchased online as it is not stocked in-store.


This is supplied by BalaKuduPtyLtd and may result in additional delivery fees.

Part literary history, part feminist historiography And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women's Novels as Feminism critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black female writers. Studying these writers' key engagements with nationalism, race and gender during apartheid and the transition to democracy, Barbara Boswell traces the ways in which black women's fiction critically interrogates narrow ideas of nationalism. She examines who is included and excluded, while producing alternative visions for a more just South African society. This is an erudite analysis of ten well-known South African writers, spanning the apartheid and post-apartheid era: Miriam Tlali, Lauretta Ngcobo, Farida Karodia, Agnes Sam, Sindiwe Magona, Zoe Wicomb, Rayda Jacobs, Yvette Christianse, Kagiso Lesego Molope and Zukiswa Wanner. Boswell argues that black women's fiction could and should be read as a subversive site of knowledge production in a setting, which, for centuries, denied black women's voices and intellects. Reading their fiction as theory, for the first time these writers' works are placed in sustained conversation with each other, producing an arc of feminist criticism that speaks forcefully back to the abuse of a racist, white-dominated, patriarchal power.

Product/Packaging Information
Product Weight
0.5 kg
Product Dimensions
229mm(L) x 152mm(W) x 15mm(H)
Shipping Weight
0.5 kg
Shipping Dimensions
229mm(L) x 152mm(W) x 15mm(H)