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Women, literature, and development in Africa

by Anthonia C. Kalu

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton NJ, Asmara, Eritrea .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries,
  • Developing countries.,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • African literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
    • Women and literature -- Developing countries.,
    • Women and literature -- Africa.,
    • Developing countries -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-179) and index.

      StatementAnthonia Kalu.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9340.5 .K35 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxviii, 183 p. ;
      Number of Pages183
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3938590M
      ISBN 100865439265, 0865439273
      LC Control Number2001004038

      The writer and critic Elaine Showalter follows the evolution of women writers from the Victorian period to the 21st century in her book In a Literature of Their Own. Showalter charts the rise of women authors and poets from novelists and suffragettes Sarah Grand ( to ) and Olive Schreiner ( to ) through to Eliot, Louisa May. About the Book: Zahrah the Windseeker is one of a very small handful of young adult fantasy novels that incorporate the myths and folklore and culture of West Africa. It is the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.

      African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender 3 dynasties, and Aoua Keita, a Bamana-born woman who led a resistance movement for the independence of French Equatorial AfricaAs Deirdre LaPin notes, in Aoua Keita’s autobiography, Femme d’Afrique, Keita attributes her moral strength and forcefulness to the lessons she learned. Precolonial literature. Examples of pre-colonial African literature are numerous. In Ethiopia, there is a substantial literature written in Ge'ez going back at least to the fourth century AD; the best-known work in this tradition is the Kebra Negast, or "Book of Kings."One popular form of traditional African folktale is the "trickster" story, in which a small animal uses its wits to survive.

      The role of the rural women in the development of their society overtime has be a contending issue among people of various fields of study especially scholars of development. Therefore, this study examines the role of women in rural development with particular attention on Abriba Local Government Area of Abia State in Nigeria as case : Chrisantus Oden. Women in modern literature often include strong independent females juxtaposed by oppressed women to provide examples for young female readers and to critique short comings of our society. The emergence of the independent female novelist in America has allowed for a new evolution of the role of women in fiction al literature.


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Women, literature, and development in Africa by Anthonia C. Kalu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Reviews "The main strength of this second edition of Women, Literature and Development in Africa lies in its emphasis on the relevance of African literature and its criticism to the development of contemporary African societies, especially with regard to the importance of indigenous knowledge systems, African languages, and women’s contributions.

This book is certainly a valuable guide not. At a time when the prominence and participation of African women in development and sociopolitical debates is growing, this book's exploration of their lived experiences and narrative contribution will be of interest to students of African literature, gender Cited by: 5.

At a time when the prominence and participation of African women in development and sociopolitical debates is growing, this book's exploration of their lived experiences and narrative contribution will be of interest to students of African literature, gender Author: Anthonia C.

Kalu. Women, Literature and Development in Africa (Rethinking Development) $ Only 2 left in stock - order soon. This book contributes to the claim by African writers and literary critics that African art has always been used to serve the people s needs in all aspects of life rather than existing merely for its own sake.

It raises the ongoing Cited by: 5. Get this from a library. Women, literature, and development in Africa. [Anthonia C Kalu]. Women, Literature and Development in Africa - CRC Press Book This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on literature, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day.

This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women's oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary Africa's advancement, it also explores how new written narratives draw on traditional African.

Get this from a library. Women, literature and development in Africa. [Anthonia C Kalu] -- "This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day.

Whilst the. At a time when the prominence and participation of African women in development and socio-political debates is growing, this book's exploration of their lived experiences and narrative contribution will be of interest to students of African literature, gender studies, development, history, and sociology.

This collection of articles represents an important contribution to the study of women and development, with particular emphasis on Anglophone Africa.

(Development and Change) This book contains a number of excellent essays that will be of interest to Africanists. ( by: 5. “It used to be just a few writers published mostly as part of an educational series,” explains Margaret Busby, editor of Daughters of Africa, the landmark anthology of writing by women of.

In the early s, an interest in women and their connection with the environment was sparked, largely by a book written by Esther Boserup entitled Woman's Role in Economic Development.

Starting in the s, policy makers and governments became more mindful of the connection between the environment and gender issues. Changes began to be made regarding natural resource and environmental. Women in development is an approach of development projects that emerged in the s, calling for treatment of women's issues in development projects.

It is the integration of women into the global economies by improving their status and assisting in total development. Later, the Gender and development (GAD) approach proposed more emphasis on gender relations rather than seeing. Women Empowerment and Economic Development Esther Duflo* Women empowerment and economic development are closely related: in one direction, development alone can play a major role in driving down inequality between men and women; in the other.

plain Africa, in accordance with common usage in the social sciences. Africa remains home to the poorest countries of the world, and social insti - tutions that affect economic and development outcomes are profoundly gendered. The primary aim of this book is to trace the links among devel - opment, economic activity, growth, and gendered.

Nigerian women take active part in agriculture. In a study of women's participation in agricultural production in Northern Nigeria's rural areas, Ahmed Ogungbile and Olukosi (), found that women were active participants in the process.

According to them, about 90 percent of the women interviewed had farming as their main occupation (both arable and pastoral) including those in purdah. WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: FROM MARGINALIZATION TO GENDER INEQUALITY Fredoline O. Anunobi, Prairie View A&M University ABSTRACT This article examines the role ofwomen in economic andpolitical development, attempts made by women to overcome their socio-economicand political underdevelopment and marginalization, and the role of the intemational.

Women in Africa Research indicates that African women lead difficult lives in sub-Saharan Africa. As the demographic and global situation changes, it appears the merging of.

In the preface to her book, Boserup wrote that “in the vast and ever-growing literature on economic development, reflections on the particular problems of women are few and far between”.

She showed that women often did more than half the agricultural work, in one case as much as 80%, and that they also played an important role in trade. Researching African Women and Gender Studies: New Social Science Perspectives among African and African Diasporic researchers in the development of new areas of international conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Nigeria in (Nnaemeka, ).

Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature is a landmark contribution to the development of scholarship on issues of gender in African literature. The volume contains 18 essays covering many aspects of creative writing by and about women as well as a comprehensive introduction by Carole Boyce Davies which establishes the premises for and.WOMEN IN AFRICAN SOCIETY AND LITERATURE Women writing in Africa, which saw the light of the day only in recent times, assigns to itself the function of bringing out the BC.

Historians record that civilization and development came to Africa from the Northern parts and not from Europe (Ward 8).File Size: KB.African literature - African literature - Oral traditions and the written word: Oral and written storytelling traditions have had a parallel development, and in many ways they have influenced each other.

Ancient Egyptian scribes, early Hausa and Swahili copyists and memorizers, and contemporary writers of popular novellas have been the obvious and crucial transitional figures in the movement.