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Simon Lewis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036021

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036021.001.0001

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Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction

Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction

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(p.159) 7 Shades of Feminist Nationalism in Recent Zimbabwean and South African Fiction
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British and African Literature in Transnational Context
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Simon Lewis

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0008

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

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