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Magic Stones and Flying Snakes : Gender and the 'Postcolonial Exotic' in the Work of Paulina Chiziane and Lidia Jorge (New ed)

By: Martins, Ana Margarida

Part of the Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-speaking World series
3034308280 / 9783034308281
Paperback / softback
09/10/2012
Stock expected by 27/09/2021
Switzerland
150 x 225 mm, 370 grams 245 pages
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This monograph is the first to identify an important theoretical overlap between Anglo-Saxon and Lusophone postcolonial theories: the systematic neglect of gender and sexual variables in the analysis of the marketing of cultural difference in the post colonial era.

Drawing on the theoretical work of Graham Huggan and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, the author of this study discusses the political significance of this neglect by focusing on the asymmetrical positions occupied by two widely acclaimed Lusophone women writers, Paulina Chiziane of Mozambique and Lidia Jorge of Portugal.

The book asks how these two contemporary writers deal with master narratives such as Lusofonia, exoticism, capitalism and post colonialism in their novels, and examines the implications of placing gender and sexual difference at the heart of the 'post colonial exotic'.

BIC:

DB Classical texts, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women

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