No Country for Nonconforming Women
Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa

Maria Tavares

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 32

Legenda

30 September 2018  •  232pp

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Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola are three young nation states characterized by a long colonial past, a successful liberation war, and a post-independence socialist history. This study focuses on how the literary creations by female authors Dina Salústio (Cape Verde, 1941-), Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique, 1955-), and Rosária da Silva (Angola, 1959-) share a common modus operandi and thematic framework. By narrating the workings of patriarchy in the socialist and democratic eras, and recuperating female memories within them, they provide a contextualized reflection on the condition of Cape Verdean, Mozambican and Angolan women. At the same time, the female authors explore the strategies put forward by these women, in their specific settings, to deconstruct hegemonic patriarchal conceptions of the world.

Maria Tavares is a Lecturer in Portuguese Studies at Queen's University, Belfast.

Reviews:

  • ‘An excellent scholarly contribution that is both clear and accessible. It must be critically addressed byprofessors, students, and researchers both in and beyond the Lusophone academic sphere.’ — Sandra I. Sousa, Journal of Lusophone Studies 4.1, 2019, 328-30 (full text online)

Contents:

i-vi
No Country for Nonconforming Women: No Country for Nonconforming Women
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
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ix-xi
Acknowledgements
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xii-xiv
List of Abbreviations
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1-32
Introduction No Country For Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa
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33-70
Chapter 1 of Margins and Centre: the Reinvention of the National Narrative in Dina Salústio’s A Louca De Serrano and Mornas Eram As Noites
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71-156
Chapter 2 A State Without A Nation: Reading the Utopia of the Nation in Paulina Chiziane’s Ventos Do Apocalipse, Niketche: Uma História De Poligamia and O Alegre Canto Da Perdiz
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157-188
Chapter 3 Women in the Contact Zone in Rosária Da Silva’s Totonya
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189-198
Conclusion: Rethinking National Identity Through Gender
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199-212
Bibliography
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213-218
Index
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Bibliography entry:

Tavares, Maria, No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 32 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2018)

First footnote reference: 35 Maria Tavares, No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 32 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2018), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Tavares, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Tavares, Maria. 2018. No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 32 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Tavares 2018: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Tavares 2018: 21.

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