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Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature

The Battle against Oppression for Writers of Color, Lesbian and Transgender Communities

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Mary Pernal

Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature: The Battle Against Oppression for Writers of Color, Lesbian and Transgender Communities is a work that bridges issues of oppression across diverse communities within the contemporary feminist movement. Fictional writings by authors such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Rose Tremain, and others are addressed in regard to their content of social messages. The major focus of this book is the need for personal-redefinition by members of marginalized communities seeking a ground of self-determination and respect, as expressed by various authors. The connections between authors' perspectives are rasied and a critical gaze is directed at the claim that personal choice equates with freedom.