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Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036021
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0008
Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction

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The concluding chapter explores shades of feminism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction. The chapter states that the position of women writers, who wished to give voice to their concerns, added another dimension to the predominant race and ethnicity-based discourse. The chapter studies works of two Zimbabwean women writers, Yvonne Vera and Dangarembga. The transnational careers of such writers as Yvonne Vera from Zimbabwe, and Zoë Wicomb and Yvette Christiansë from South Africa, suggest that the struggle in the postmodern era continues, but in an entirely different form, resisting closure, resisting the idea of writing as nostos.

Keywords: feminism; South African fiction; Zimbabwean fiction; women writers; transnational careers; Yvonne Vera; Dangarembga

Chapter.  8971 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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