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Writing African women

gender, popular culture, and literature in West Africa

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Zed Books in London, Atlantic Highlands, NJ .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West,
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • West African literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
    • West African literature (English) -- Male authors -- History and criticism.,
    • Women and literature -- Africa, West.,
    • Popular culture -- Africa, West.,
    • Authorship -- Sex differences.,
    • Sex role in literature.,
    • Women in literature.,
    • Africa, West -- Intellectual life.,
    • Africa, West -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Stephanie Newell.
      ContributionsNewell, Stephanie, 1968-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9340.5 .W74 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 204 p. ;
      Number of Pages204
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1000602M
      ISBN 101856494497, 1856494500
      LC Control Number96039523

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