No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa (Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures #32) (Paperback)

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Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola are three young nation states characterized by a long colonial past, a successful liberation war, and a post-independence socialist history. This study focuses on how the literary creations by female authors Dina Sal stio (Cape Verde, 1941-), Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique, 1955-), and Ros ria da Silva (Angola, 1959-) share a common modus operandi and thematic framework. By narrating the workings of patriarchy in the socialist and democratic eras, and recuperating female memories within them, they provide a contextualized reflection on the condition of Cape Verdean, Mozambican and Angolan women. At the same time, the female authors explore the strategies put forward by these women, in their specific settings, to deconstruct hegemonic patriarchal conceptions of the world.

Maria Tavares is a Lecturer in Portuguese Studies at Queen's University, Belfast.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781781885345
ISBN-10: 1781885346
Publisher: Legenda
Publication Date: September 28th, 2020
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures