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Publications about Black African Women Writers:

Buchi Emecheta, Bessie Head, Flora Nwapa, and Aminata Sow-Fall

by Nancy Topping Bazin

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Integrating Third World Women into the Women’s Studies Curriculum.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 7.2 (1983): 13-17. This article is on a recommended reading list in On Campus with Women (13.4 Spring 1984: 7) pub. Association of American Colleges. (View article)

"Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Two Protagonists from the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta and Bessie Head." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2.1 (Spring 1985):32-36. (View article)

"Weight of Custom, Signs of Change: Feminism in the Literature of African Women." WLWE: World Literature Written in English 25.2 (Autumn 1985): 183-97. (View article)

"Feminist Perspectives in African Fiction: Bessie Head and Buchi Emecheta." The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research 17.2 (March/Apr. 1986): 34-40. (View article)

"Feminism in the Literature of African Women." The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research 20.3-4 (Summer 1989): 8-17. (A reprint of "Weight of Custom…)

"Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Bessie Head and Buchi Emecheta" In The Tragic Life: Bessie Head and Literature of Southern Africa. Ed. Cecil A. Abrahams. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 1990. 45-58.

"Bessie Head." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Literary Criticism Series, Vol. 67. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. 99-102. A reprint of the Bessie Head section of "Venturing. . ."

"Madness, Mysticism, and Fantasy: Shifting Perspectives in the Novels of Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, and Nadine Gordimer." Extrapolation: A Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy 33.1 (Spring 1992): 73-87.

"Alcoholism in Third World Literature: Buchi Emecheta, Athol Fugard, and Anita Desai." International Third World Studies Journal & Review. 4.2 (1992): 13-17. (View article)

"Southern Africa and the Theme of Madness: Novels by Doris Lessing, Bessie Head, and Nadine Gordimer." International Women's Writing: New Landscapes of Identity. Ed. Anne E. Brown and Marjanne E. Gooze. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1995. (In their Contributions to Women's Studies Series). 137-49. [A new version of "Madness, Mysticism, . . ."] (View article)

Reprint of "Venturing into Feminist Consciousness: Two Protagonists from the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta and Bessie Head." Critical Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Ed. Marie Umeh. Trenton, NJ: Africa World P, 1996. 141-54.

"Alcoholism in Third World Literature: Buchi Emecheta, Athol Fugard, and Anita Desai." reprinted in The Languages of Addiction. Ed. Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford. New York: St. Martin's P, 1999. 123-32.

Review:

Brenda Berrian's Bibliography of African Women Writers and Journalists (Ancient Egypt 1984). WLWE: World Literature Written in English 25.2 (Autumn 1985): 228-29.

Report:

"Women in the Ivory Coast and Tanzania." Women's Times (Newsletter of the Virginia Women's Studies Association) Fall 1983.

Blurb Written for the Book Jacket of:

Huma Ibrahim's Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile (U of Virginia P, 1996)

Grant Report:

"The Integration of Materials about Third World Women into Women's Studies Courses." 60 pp. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Summer 1981.


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