By Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin
participants comprise the world over well-known authors and activists equivalent to Wangari Maathai and Nawal El Saadawi, in addition to a number of shiny new voices from all around the African continent and from the African diaspora. Interdisciplinary in scope, this assortment presents an outstanding advent to modern African women’s literature and highlights social concerns which are specific to Africa yet also are of globally concern. it's a vital reference for college students of African experiences, global literature, anthropology, cultural stories, postcolonial stories, and women’s studies.
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Pity for them they can’t maintain it in the bus where they have to sit squashed up three to a seat. When the bus ﬁnally arrives, she manages to get in ﬁrst and comfortably, since nobody wants to be pushing and shoving against her old body. In the bus she eventually settles in the far corner after squeezing past a surly young woman dressed in bright, new-looking clothes. Lost in thought, she no longer sees the dusty scenery ﬂashing by. Her son, languishing in jail for the past several months, denied even bail, weighs heavily on her mind.
Chideya! The name that thunders. The ones who bellows. Kingship belongs to you! The two danced as the ﬂames leaped into the air, covering their bodies in sweat. Mbuya reappeared at the entrance, her eyes ﬁxed on the two in awe. Soon she could not contain herself; she joined in their dancing and merriment. After the dance was over Tamara announced, “I’m ready, grandfather. Give me your blessing. ” She went and knelt before him. “Go with all my blessings, granddaughter,” Sekuru said. Tamara stood and went to hug her grandmother.
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African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin