Critical Essays on Bessie Head (Contributions in Afro-American African Studies) ePub download
by Maxine Sample
- ISBN: 0313315574
- ISBN13: 978-0313315572
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- Language: English
- Category: Social Sciences
- Publisher: Praeger; Annotated edition edition (September 30, 2003)
- Pages: 160
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Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 205. xii + 150 p. Recommend this journal.
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. xii + 150 pp. Index.
Maxine Sample, ed. Critical Essays on Bessie Head. London: Praeger Publishers, 2003. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. Critically hailed as one of the brightest voices in African literature at the time of her death in 1986, Bessie Head and her oeuvre have remained the subject of ongoing scholarly discussion to this day. Head was not only a fine writer but she also came to literary prominence at a time and place of great significance in the history of southern Africa.
Critical Essays on Bessie. Centre for African Studies. University of Cape Town
Critical Essays on Bessie. Sample's concluding contribution serves as. an acknowledgement of the extensive biographical recovery and analysis that. focuses on Head, but also marks Sample's desire to move away from these kinds. University of Cape Town. ONOOKOME OKOME (e., Ogun's Children: the literature and politics of.
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Through narrative and rhetorical strategies that subvert genre and challenge the discourse of race and gender, black South African woman writer Bessie Head creates alternative healing spaces that empower and enoble the marginalized, provide potential for transcendence and self-creation, and render ineffective the power of language to subjugate. This book features new critical material on her life and works and explores the techniques she uses to inscribe an idealistic vision in response to the psychic fragmentation and rootlessness she experienced as an exile.
The traumatized characters of When Rain Clouds Gather reflect Head's own use of agriculture and writing as means of coping with her suffering. Maru is a radical subversion of the romance genre, arguing for black women's need for space as creators. A Question of Power employs madness as a potential site of resistance to official constructions of reality. Viewed from the Lacanian association of the incest taboo and the entry into language, The Cardinals proposes a cosmic realm as an alternative to the categorical edicts of patriarchal language. And endowed with a didactic voice, the narrator of The Collector of Treasures claims the authority of several hundred groups to critique the patriarchal society she views. The contributors to this volume draw on new biographical information as well as Head's private papers.