Gender and Identity in the Works of Osonye Tess Onwueme

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Africa World Press, 2004 - Feminism and literature - 306 pages
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This is a seminal analysis of the present sixteen plays and one novel by Osonye Tess Onwueme, who is Africa's most prolific and versatile female playwright. This book emerges as an invaluable African contribution towards the controversial global discourse on gender, race, tradition and modernity and demonstrates the interconnectivity of the African in the African continent and in the Diaspora. The text comprises an introduction, seven exclusive chapters of insightful appraisal of Onwueme's work, a comprehensive interview and a chronolgy of her life and work.

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Iniobong Uko teaches African, African American, and Caribbean literatures in the Department of Africana Studies, University of Michigan- Flint, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor, on sabbatical from the University of Uyo in Nigeria. She specializes in African and Diaspora Womens writings. Her articles have appeared in leading literary journals in Africa and the United States.

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