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By Ayo A. Coly

Whereas the male-dominated Francophone African migrant literary culture contains girls writers, there's no learn that attends to this subgroup of writers. The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures pioneers the examine of those writers as a class via an exam of 3 significant ladies who exemplify the Francophone African lady migrant literary culture: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. by means of learning those girls jointly, Ayo A. Coly innovatively introduces gender into triumphing theories of Francophone African migrant literatures. those theories, in accordance with the present surge of postnationalism in cultural feedback, declare that questions of domestic and nationhood are out of date for the current iteration of Francophone African migrant writers, yet this ebook indicates that the other is right within the texts of those writers. Coly is hence in a position to exhibit how claims of postnationalism are usually skewed via gender-blind understandings of nationalism, specifically a failure to contemplate that girls have regularly been the websites for discourses and practices of nationalism. Amid the destructive foreign money of domestic and state in modern cultural feedback, together with postcolonial feedback, this publication contends that domestic continues to be a politically, ideologically, and emotionally loaded subject for postcolonial matters.

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