TITLE

Sites of paranoia and Taboo: Lessing's The Grass is Singing and Gordimer's July's People

AUTHOR(S)
Roberts, Sheila
PUB. DATE
September 1993
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall93, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Explores the power of reinforcing colonial fantasies of racial and sexual otherness based on the African novels `July's people' and `The Grass is Singing'. Transforming female leads into `the image of woman-plus-habitation'; Comparison of the crises of Singing's Mary Turner and July's Maureen Smales; The taboo and conflictual economy of gender-difference; Challenge to the narratives of colonialism.
ACCESSION #
9312285934

 

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