Womanism: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Black Female Novel in English

  title={Womanism: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Black Female Novel in English},
  author={Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={63 - 80}
  • C. O. Ogunyemi
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
What does a black woman novelist go through as she comes in contact with white feminist writing and realizes that Shakespeare's illustrious sisters belong to the second sex, a situation that has turned them into impotent eunuchs without rooms of their own in which to read and write their very own literature, so that they have become madwomen, now emerging from the attic, determined to fight for their rights by engaging in the acrimonious politics of sex? Does she precipitately enter the lists… 
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