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Scripting Shame in African Literature$
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Stephen L. Bishop

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348431

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348431.001.0001

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Excess(ive) Shame and Shamelessness

Excess(ive) Shame and Shamelessness

(p.156) Chapter 8 Excess(ive) Shame and Shamelessness
Scripting Shame in African Literature
Stephen L. Bishop
Liverpool University Press

A look at a variety of texts by Calixthe Beyala that continue the treatment of the feminine in African literature in order to consider the phenomenon of “excess(ive) shame” and its risks and challenges. The consideration continues with a look at multiple texts by Soni Labou Tansi, as well as the play “Three Suitors… One Husband” by Guillaume Oyônô-Mbia.

Keywords:   Africa, Shame, Feminism, Excessive shame

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