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Postcolonial African American Female Writers and their Three-Way battle against Imperialism, Canonization, and Sexism : Developing a New Multicultural Feminism

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Damion O. Lewis (Creator)
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East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Female writers continue to remind us of the differences between themselves and males and the separate struggles they face. For a woman, the task of liberation through writing must include also a thrash against the establishment created by male power, in this case, white-male power. Writings by women must be successful in relaying the unique female experience; one unlike that of their male counterparts. However, the works by women of color are constantly attacked and often dismissed as feministic, sexist, one-sided and the like. Fortunately, this has not discouraged the female "voice" from emerging. Writers such as Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and countless others have created a new space for the discussion of the female experience within postcolonial settings; moreover, their work has and continues to rage a three-way battle against imperialism, canonization, and sexism.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
African American Studies, Literature, American

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