v. 18, Winter 2017, Special Issue: African and Diasporic Women’s Literature: Transitions, Transformations and Transnationalism

African and Diasporic Women’s Literature: Transitions, Transformations and Transnationalism

This special issue of Wagadu, edited by Cheryl Sterling, Associate Professor of English and Director of Black Studies, The City College, City University of New York, explores what it means for African and African Diaspora women writers and artists to create imaginatively in the transnational sphere.

Table of Contents

Editorial: The Word in the World: Transnationalism and African/African Diasporic Women’s Writing PDF | HTML
Cheryl Sterling
Bastardly Duppies & Dastardly Dykes: Queer Sexuality And The Supernatural In Michelle Cliff’s Abeng And Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms At Night ABSTRACT | PDF | HTML
Rahul K. Gairola
Deconstructing the Ivorian Vestimentary Traditions: New Fashion, Contemporary Beauty and New Identity in Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie’s Aya de Yopougon ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Richard Oko Ajah and Letitia Egege
Gendered Ecologies and Black Feminist Futures in Ibi Zoboi’s “The Farming of Gods,” Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi, and Wangechi Mutu’s The End of Eating Everything ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Amanda Renée Rico
Rupturing the Genre: Un-Writing Silence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Felix Mutunga Ndaka
Exploring the Gendered Nature of National Violence: The Intersection of Patriarchy and Civil Conflict in Tanella Boni’s Matins de couvre-feu (Mornings Under Curfew) ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Janice Spleth
On Memory and Resistance: Motherhood, Community and Dispossession in Zora Moreno’s Coqui corihundo vira el mundo (1981) ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Stephanie Gomez Menzies
Dutch Caribbean Women’s Literary Thought: Activism through Linguistic and Cosmopolitan Multiplicity ABSTRACTPDF | HTML
Florencia Cornet

Book Reviews

White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race by Gloria Wekker, Duke University Press, 2016 PDF | HTML
Jakki Forester
AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood by Robert Wyrod, University of California Press, 2016 PDF | HTML
Miriam Kyomugasho
Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed, Duke University Press, 2017 PDF | HTML
Alonso Peña