Empathy and Rage: Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature Tobe Levin and Augustine H. Asaah, editors
|ISBN: 978-0-9555079-4-6 |
|2009/218 pages |
Distributed for Ayebia Clarke Publishing
This pioneering collection discusses representations of female genital mutilation as a theme in literary art. The contributors—both scholars and activists—join together to analyze African and African American literature in the context of the debate between those who see FGM as a time-honored tradition and those who recognize it as an egregious human rights abuse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tobe Levin is professor of English and women's studies at the University of Maryland, University College Europe. Augustine H. Asaah is associate professor of modern languages at the University of Ghana, where he pioneered research into African feminist literature and gender-based violence in African fiction.
- Assaults on Female Genitalia: Activists, Authors, and the Arts—T. Levin.
- From Women's Rite to Human Rights Issue: Literary Explorations of Female Genital Excision since Facing Mount Kenya (1938)—E. Bekers.
- Oppositional Approaches to FGM in African Literature—S. Bishop.
- Going Home Again: Diaspora, FGM, and Kinship in Warrior Marks—T.L. Cage.
- "Mother" as a Verb: The Erotic, Audre Lorde, and FGM—J. Browdy de Hernandez.
- Female Genital Mutilation: Ambivalence, Indictment and Commitment in Sub-Saharan African Fiction—A.H. Asaah.
- The Anti-Female FGM Novel in Public Education: An Example from Ghana—A.V. Adams.
- What Is Wrong with Mariam? Gloria Naylor's Infibulated Jew—T. Levin.
- Somali Womanhood: A Re-visioning—M. Sarkis.
- Excision and African Literature: An Activist Annotated Bibliographical Excursion—P. Herzberger-Fofana.
- Who's Afraid of Female Sexuality?—M. Mathai.
- Tränen im Sand/Desert Tears (excerpts)—N. Abdi and L.G. Linder.