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Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state.

The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians.

Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Mourning . . . in distant lands
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. 1. The Healer
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. Your Madness, Not Mine
  2. pp. 12-23
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  1. 3. Market Scene
  2. pp. 24-37
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  1. 4. The Forest Will Claim You Too
  2. pp. 38-57
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  1. 5. Election Fever
  2. pp. 58-74
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  1. 6. American Lottery
  2. pp. 75-96
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  1. 7. Accidents Are a Sideshow
  2. pp. 97-112
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  1. 8. Bayam-Sellam
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. 9. Slow Poison
  2. pp. 129-146
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 147-150
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  1. Monographs in International Studies
  2. pp. 151-157
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  1. Ohio University Center for International Studies
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780896804357
Print ISBN
9780896802063
MARC Record
OCLC
606242618
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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