African Pasts, Presents, And Futures: Generational Shifts In African Women's Literature, Film, And Internet Discourse by Touria, Ph.d KhannousAfrican Pasts, Presents, And Futures: Generational Shifts In African Women's Literature, Film, And Internet Discourse by Touria, Ph.d Khannous

African Pasts, Presents, And Futures: Generational Shifts In African Women's Literature, Film, And…

byTouria, Ph.d Khannous

Hardcover | October 17, 2013

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African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, provides a history of African women's cultural production, as well as an alternative approach to the arguments that have traditionally dominated post-colonial studies in general, and African and gender studies in particular.  It examines some of the more overarching questions that are prevalent in the works of African women authors, who position themselves within the contexts of Islam, feminism, nationalism, modernity, and global and postcolonial politics, thus engaging in the construction of socio-political platforms for reform in their home countries. The book explores different aspects of women's agency at the political, cultural, social, religious and aesthetic level, and highlights their civil society activism and push for legal reform. It also traces their opinions on a range of social and political questions and underscores fundamental shifts in their positions and concerns through the different generations.
Touria Khannous is an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and the International Studies Program at Louisiana State University. 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 manusc...
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Title:African Pasts, Presents, And Futures: Generational Shifts In African Women's Literature, Film, And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.86 inPublished:October 17, 2013Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739170414

ISBN - 13:9780739170410

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Table of Contents

Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsTheoretical IntroductionPart I: Negotiating Colonial and National PoliticsChapter 1 Algerian Women in the Public Sphere: Remaking / Her / Story in Assia Djebar's Film La Nouba des Femmes du Mont ChenouaChapter 2 Ama Ata Aidoo's Modernism and the Politics of PostcolonialismChapter 3 Rewriting Power: Bessie Head's Revolutionary PoliticsPart II: Postcolonial InjusticesChapter 4 National Reconciliation through Narrative: Malika Oufkir's Stolen LivesChapter 5 National Violence and Male Crisis Discourse in Yvonne Vera's The Stone VirginsChapter 6 Political Satire in Tess Onuweme's Play No VacancyPart III: Reflections on Islam, Identity and GenderChapter 7 Islam, Gender and Identity in Leila Abouzeid's The Last Chapter: A Postcolonial CritiqueChapter 8 Strategies of Representation and Post/colonial Identity in Farida Benlyazid's Door to the Sky and Moufida Tlatli's Silences of the PalaceChapter 9 Islam, Youth and the Global: Leila Merrakshi's Controversial Film MarockPart IV: Internet Discourse and Women as Agents of ChangeChapter 10 Debating Islam, Gender and the Arab Spring: Moroccan and Tunisian Women's CyberspaceConclusionBibliography/Filmography

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Dr. Khannous cogently analyzes a half century of courageous feminist productions encompassing novel, theater, memoir, cinema and internet discourse. She highlights the specificities of African women's experience under colonialism, postcolonialism and Islam. This rare study brings together important works from seven countries in the northern, western and southern regions of the continent and whose original languages include English, French and Arabic. Its compelling presentation of the political contexts responsible for violence and trauma makes this book useful for students and scholars from a wide variety of fields.