Gender and sexuality in African literature and film
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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

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Statementedited and Introduced by Ada Uzoamaka Azodo and Maureen Ngozi Eke.
LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 333 p. ;
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22754529M
ISBN 109781592214693

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CRITICAL ESSAYS ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN AFRICAN LITERATURE AND FILM, Edited by Ada Uzoamaka Azodo and Maureen Eke - Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press This ground-breaking volume provides scholars with a sustained exploration of human sexuality as an integral part of gender studies.   Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film edited and introduced by Ada Uzoamaka Azodo and Maureen Ngozi Eke Trenton, NJ: African World Press, Pp. , US$ (pbk). - Volume 48 Issue 1 - LAUREN FIELDER REDMANAuthor: Lauren Fielder Redman. Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality. At the same time, they pose gender-sensitive and politically aware questions that challenge the reader to interrogate assumptions and hegemonic sexuality discourses, thereby unmapping the intricate and complex terrain of African blend of approaches and styles enhances the book's accessibility and usefulness for teaching as well.

Part 5, Social Constructions of Masculine and Feminine Identities, has four articles on film: the image of Sidney Poitier and black masculinities in contemporary American cinema, the Tunisian woman filmmaker Moufida Ttatli's 'The Season of Men' (), the sex appeal of Idrissa Ouedraogo's films, and representations of gender in 'Finzan' ( (shelved 11 times as gender-and-sexuality) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving.   The challenges of gender and sexual identity have been increasingly theorized in literature as it plays an important part in constructing gender roles. Culture and literature has formed strict requirements for how women should look, act and behave and has also set certain standards that men must live up to. It’s dated, to be sure. But Vidal’s satirical novel was one of the first mainstream books to present a transgender character, and is cited as being the first novel to depict a clinical sex change. For good or ill, it throws traditional notions of gender (and lots of other traditional notions) out the window.

Bornstein, a trans woman who finds gender deeply problematic, sums up this resistance nicely in her book title, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us1. It is commonly argued that biological differences between males and females determine gender by causing enduring differences in capabilities and dispositions.   Specialising in feminist theory and African women’s writing, Nkealah explores the intersections of gender and sexuality in African literature. Her aim is . This page offers a list of academic journals that engage with Gender, Sexuality and Feminist studies, organized by the different fields/disciplines to which they relate. This list is by no means exhaustive, so please do contact us if you know of other journals that should be added. Art History and Communication Studies Journal About Frequency Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film Honors Proseminar: Human Rights Narratives Topics in African Cinema: Visualizing Human Rights Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean The Pleasure and Pain of Travel Stories about HIV/AIDS. Graduate Classes: Introduction to Graduate Studies Crossing Borders Seminar: Interdisciplinary Trauma.