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Postcolonial Women Writers
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Professor Elleke Boehmer notes the distinct lack of women writers on the Post/Colonial Writing page of the Great Writers website, and explores why this is the case.
She draws attention to the phenomenon of double colonization and, taking Scottish/South African author Zoe Wicomb as an example, looks at the marketing and publishing industries to discuss why postcolonial women writers are less well-known than their male counterparts.
- Download: 2012-10-09_Postcolonial_Women_Writers.mp3 Audio (18.24 MB)
Date Published: 08 October 2012
In Collection(s): Colonial Writers, Contemporary Writers, Celebrating women’s writing: the pen in their hands