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African Women Under Fire : Literary Discourses in War and Conflict, Hardback Book

African Women Under Fire : Literary Discourses in War and Conflict Hardback


African writers and literary critics must account for the changing political terrain and how these contribute to creating new sources of conflicts and aggression toward women.

This book brings insight and scholarly breadth to the growing research on women, war, and conflict in Africa.

The aftermath of wars and conflicts initiates new forms of violence and related gender challenges.

The contributors establish compelling evidence for the significance of gender in the analyses of contemporary warfare and conflict.

Articulating war's consequences for women and children remains a major challenge for critics, policy makers, and human rights organizations.

There is a need for deeper understanding of the new sources of violence and male aggression on women, the gendered challenges of reintegration in the aftermath, and the future consequences of gendered violence for the African continent.

This book will be useful to scholars, researchers, instructors, students of literature in the humanities, women's studies, liberal studies, African studies, etc. at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It also offers interdisciplinary utility for readers interested in literary representations of women's experience in war and conflict.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9781498529181

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