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Author: Fiona McCann

Title: Writing Rape

Subtitle: The Politics of Resistance in Yvonne Vera's Novels

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 85-95

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | African History: Zimbabwean History | Representations: Literary Texts / Yvonne Vera



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Author: Fiona McCann, Centre d'Études en Civilisations, Langues et Littératures Etrangères (Centre for Research in Foreign Cultures, Languages and Literatures), Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3

Abstract: »Fiona McCann finds a similar kind of symbolism at work in her chapter, 'Writing Rape: The Politics of Resistance in Yvonne Vera's Novels'. Analyzing a number of Vera's novels, McCann explores resistance metaphors at work in scenes of sexual violence and considers how re-figuring violation through particular tropes is enabling for the women who have been raped.« (Source: Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 13)

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Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Zimbabwe | Literature: African literature | Zimbabwean writers: Yvonne Vera