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Cultural discourse on the Muslim woman in African francophone literature.

Fatima Husain

Cultural discourse on the Muslim woman in African francophone literature.

by Fatima Husain

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Pagination297 leaves.
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21772827M
ISBN 100612415511

Transfigurations of the Maghreb Feminism, Decolonization, and Literatures Through readings of some of the best-known texts in Algerian literature in French, Woodhull both challenges the separation between French and Francophone literatures and cultures in the academy and explores the ways in which “femininity” has been represented in the texts of North African and French writers .   According to mainstream, Western, secular discourse, Islam is inherently oppressive to women. This attitude is reflected in rhetoric of those like French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who says that veils oppress women, and the former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, who calls to free Muslim women from the confines of Islam. Through their secularly oriented, .

  The Will To Arise: Women, Tradition, and the Church in Africa, ed. by Mercy Amba Oduyoye and Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro, Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, , pages. US $ Thirteen African women theologians contribute the articles in this anthology resulting from the first meeting of the Biennial Institutes of African Women in Religion and. In a continent as ethnically and culturally diverse as Africa, it comes as no surprise that the literature that has emerged from it be equally diverse and multifaceted. Dealing with a range of social and cultural issues, from women’s rights and feminism to post-war and post-colonial identity, here are some of Africa’s best contemporary : Anahit Behrooz.

Frieda Ekotto is a Francophone African woman novelist and literary critic. She is Professor of AfroAmerican and African Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan and is currently the Hunting Family Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities. She is best known for her novels, which focus on gender and sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and her work on the . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Islam, Ethics, Revolt: Politics and Piety in Francophone West African and Maghreb Narrative by Donald R. Wehrs (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!


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She has published articles on women’s writing from Africa and the African diaspora, African cinema, black diaspora studies, and cultural studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Black-Arab Encounters: Representations of Blackness in Arabic : Touria Khannous.

This book is fascinating and important. It cartwheels Muslim feminist analysis to the next level Zayzafoon's critique deconstructs the sign of 'the Muslim woman' and the 'hijab' in female-authored Western Orientalism as well as in the contentious contemporary discourses of Islamists and modernist Muslims and, most intriguingly, even in texts now considered the classics of Muslim Cited by: This book analyzes how Francophone narratives written from the s to the s explore the struggle to craft decolonized forms of Islamic identity within sub-Saharan and North African societies.

Considering major narratives by Camara Laye, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Mariama Bâ, Assia Djebar, Rachid Boudjedra, Yambo Ouologuem, and Amadou Kourouma, Donald Wehrs. This study reports on a statistical approach to Francophone African literature, addressing the issues of discourse bias and the specificity of female writing as against male.

The research is based on a comparison of all the characters present in 20 novels written by male and female African authors, under the headings of importance, power and Cited by: 2.

it demonstrates how African literature produced by women writers is explicitly and polemically engaged with urgent political issues that have both local and global resonance: the veil, Islamophobia and a distinctively African brand of feminist Size: 1MB. Mariama Ba (Mariama Bâ – the first African Feminist Writer) Image source.

Few West African feminist texts have been studied so widely as Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter. Born in Senegal inMariama Bâ was an icon of African Literature as a writer who promoted her work and herself as a “Modern Muslim Woman”.

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Within this literature it is socio-economic!!!!. She recently completed tenure as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Uyo, Nigeria. Her research interests include women, culture, eco-criticism, masculinities and migration studies.

She is the editor of the book Female Novelists of Francophone Black Africa: Views, Reviews, Interviews (). The Representation of Muslim Women in Non-Islamic Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis Study on Guardian Sajad Kabgani1 Abstract: Providing analytical and social tools, critical discourse analysis (henceforth CDA) can be used to unravel the hidden ideologiesas well as biases in the webs of discursive practices involved in : Sajad Kabgani.

Before the recent explosion of interest in francophone North African literature, one of the most significant early studies of the Maghrebian novel was Abdelkébir Khatibi's Le Roman maghrébin, published in Khatibi's readings associate the novel closely with the political context of the War of by: 3.

In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience.

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Feminist Discourse and Islam: A Cr itique. growing west ern literature on “women and Islam ”. Despite the debate concerning Islamic feminist discourse, Muslim women have generated.

This book is a history of Western literary representations of the Muslim woman from medieval times to the period of Romanticism in the early nineteenth century. The value of such a history is that it will open today's narratives of the Muslim woman to new interpretations, allowing us to see them not as "culminations" of a natural truth, but.

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CULTURE AND THE AFRICAN WOMAN: A DISCOURSE BY The social construction of the African women is the outcome of cultural learning through the process of socialization.

Socialization is a life time process though childhood socialization is most significant. Basically, the process occurs through the family, the school, the church property or.

feminist discourse, and offers an alternative theory of the veil. An important feature of the work is the voice the author has given to the views, opinions, experiences, and perspectives of a sample of Muslim women interviewed in Canada on the subject of the hijab.

The author embraced Islam during her Ph.D. candidacy and. The black female presence in black Francophone literature / Karen Smyley Wallace --Images of black women in New World literature: a comparative approach / Martha K. Cobb --Afra-Hispanic writers and feminist discourse / Miriam DeCosta-Willis --African diaspora women: the making of cultural workers / Bernice Johnson Reagon.Christopher L.

Miller is Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of African American Studies and French at Yale University. He is the author of Nationalists and Nomads: Essays on Francophone African Literature and Culture ; Theories of Africans: Francophone Literature and Anthropology in Africa ; and Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French.Buy The Production of the Muslim Woman: Negotiating Text, History, and Ideology (After the Empire: The Francophone World & Postcolonial France) by Zayzafoon, Lamia Ben Youssef (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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