Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers

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Amal Amireh, Lisa Suhair Majaj
Psychology Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 308 pages
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This work explores the problems of reading and writing about women and their texts in an increasingly global context of production and reception. The ten essays contained in this volume examine the reception, both academic and popular, of women writers from India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Algeria, Ghana, Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Iraq, Israel and Australia. The essays focus on what happens to these writer's poetry, fiction, biography, autobiography and even to the authors themselves as they move between the third and first worlds.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Womens Texts Global Scripts
14
Scripted Performances
39
Palestinian Women and the Politics of Reception
84
Race Gender and the Politics of Reception of Latin
115
Sharawis Memoirs in
148
of Algerian Women in France
173
The Legacy
209
Taking a Risk Reading
229
The Politics of Reading
252
Reflections on Hair
284
Index
301
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About the author (2000)

Amireh is Assistant Professor of English at Al-Najah University, West Bank, and is active in studies of women in the Middle East.

Majaj is Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University and is a specialist on Arab women's writing.