Stories of women

Gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation

Elleke Boehmer,

Stories of women: Gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation
 
 
Why is the nation in a postcolonial world so often seen as a motherland? Stories of women is a pathbreaking study of the perenially fascinating relationship between foundational fictions of the nation and gendered images. The book focuses critically on postcolonial spaces ranging from West Africa to India.


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