Constructing Womanhood in Zimbabwean Literature: Noviolet Bulawayo and Petina Gappah

Luiza Caraivan 1
  • 1 Tibiscus University of Timișoara, , Timișoara, Romania


Literature written in English in the former British colonies of Southern Africa has attracted the public’s attention after the publication of Michael Chapman’s “Southern African Literaturesˮ (1996). The paper analyses the writings of two Zimbabwean authors - NoViolet Bulawayo (Elizabeth Zandile Tshele) and Petina Gappah – taking into account African feminist discourses.

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