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Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature Feminist Empathy von Eze, Chielozona (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2016
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature

This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African woman's body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology of empire, contemporary African women writers demand fairness and equality. By showing how this literature deploys imaginative shifts in perspective with women experiencing unfairness, injustice, or oppression because of their gender, Chielozona Eze argues that by considering feminist empathy, discussions open up about how this literature directly addresses the systems that put them in disadvantaged positions. This book, therefore, engages a new ethical and human rights awareness in African literary and cultural discourses, highlighting the openness to reality that is compatible with African multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and increasingly cosmopolitan communities.
Chielozona Eze is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, USA. He has held fellowships including the UCLA Global Fellowship and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS).


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 230
    Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319409221
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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