Reading Awa Thiam's La parole aux Négresses through the lens of Feminisms and Hegemony of English language

  • Gertrude Mutonkoley Mianda York University
Keywords: feminism

Abstract

Abstract
In this paper, I argue that Awa Thiam’s pioneering analysis of women’s oppression that identified the interlocking systems of race, class, and sex has been ignored in mainstream Western feminism. As a result, African women, as producers of knowledge in feminism, have been seriously overlooked.

Résumé
Dans cet article, je fais valoir que l’analyse d’avant-garde de l’oppression de la femme, par Awa Thiam, qui a permis de cerner les systèmes entrelacés de la race, de la classe et du sexe, a été négligée dans le féminisme occidental. Par conséquent, les femmes africaines, comme productrices de connaissances en matière de féminisme, ont été grandement oubliées.

Author Biography

Gertrude Mutonkoley Mianda, York University
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Associate Professor

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Published
2015-04-10
Section
36.2- In/Visibility: Absences/Presence in Feminist Theorizing