Women Writing Africa, Volume IV
The fourth volume, focused on Northern Africa, includes more than 100 texts from Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia. This pioneering volume includes works from 3000 BCE to the present; from an Egyptian Queen's marriage proposal to contemporary women promoting new marriage and family laws. In addition to Berber poetry and oral history, much prose in the volume is original, and many names will resonate with modern readers, including Leila Abou Zeid, Amina Arfaoui, Salwa Bakr, Assia Djebar, Nawal El Saadawi, and Fatima Mernissi. Important themes include polygamy, FGM, the veil, education, and political participation.
"[Women Writing Africa Vol 4: The Northern Region] . . . provides a thorough documentation of women's lives. . . . A general reader, I found the collection a varied and thorough introduction to the history of the area. . ."
"I would shout about these books from the rooftop. . . . They are hugely important books, books for which we should all be grateful . . ."
"All [of the Women Writing Africa volumes] are important, fascinating, and informative. . . . [The Northern Region] is an invaluable resource for everyone."
Also Of Interest
- Women Writing Africa, Volume I
- Edited by M.J. Daymond, Dorothy Driver, Sheila Meintjes, Leloba Molema, Chiedza Musengezi, Margie Orford & Nobantu Rasebotsa
- Women Writing Africa, Volume II
- Edited by Esi Sutherland Addy, Aminata Diaw, Sheila Meintjes, Leloba Molema, Chiedza Musengezi, Margie Orford & Nobantu Rasebotsa
- Women Writing Africa, Volume III
- Amandina Lihamba