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AFRICAN LITERATURE TODAY, Vol. 15, Women in African Literature, Edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones, Eustace Palmer & Marjorie Jones

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AFRICAN LITERATURE TODAY, Vol. 15, Women in African Literature, Edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones, Eustace Palmer & Marjorie Jones

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This issue of African Literature Today is entirely devoted to African women writers and to the presentation of women in African Literature.

This is a recognition of two important facts. Firstly, that African women writers, as a number of articles show, have been neglected in male-authored studies and journals. Secondly that the last ten years or so have at last, despite all sociological factors against them, shown a blossoming of accomplished works by African women writers.

Running through the articles is the refrain that the cause of womanhood has been inadequately served by African male writers in their works. It is maintained by Sylvia Bryan and Jennifer Evans that there are some men writers who have portrayed independent, complex women characters. However, in the final analysis it has to be left, as Katherine Frank suggests, to women writers to present female characters with a destiny of their own.

ABOUT THE EDITOR
ELDRED DUROSIMI JONES & MARJORIE JONES were both editors of Africa Literature Today from 1968 to 2001.

CATEGORY
Literature, Cultural Studies/AFRICA

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