Tangible Voice-Throwing: Empowering Corporeal Discourses in African Women’s Writing of Southern Africa
©2005 Thesis 270 Pages
This study is the first book-length analysis of African women’s writing of Southern Africa with a focus on writing the body. The thesis is that women are not voiceless, but hold a powerful, liberating potential: they «throw their voices» by implementing a strategic corporeal. Notably, this mode is not carried out in a way of emphasising corporeal difference by lack, but by attributing positive markers to the body. It reaches beyond a speaking which only represents women’s thoughts and emotions physically – a mode which might render the impression that they are incapable of expressing their conceptions and sentiments linguistically. It is an empowerment that reflects their skill to break up the bonds between language and body. This study is wide-ranging in its choice of authors and themes.
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- 2012 (February)
- Englisch Leiblichkeit (Motiv) Geschlechterrolle (Motiv) Südafrika Head, Bessie Wicomb, Zoë afrikanische Autorin Feminismus Frauenliteratur Geschichte 1977-2001 postkoloniale Literatur Südafrika (Staat)
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 269 pp.