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978-0-7391-1906-8 • Hardback • November 2007 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-1907-5 • Paperback • October 2007 • $51.99 • (£40.00)
Mildred Mortimer is professor of French, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Space, Place, and Gender
Chapter 2. Women and Public Space
Chapter 3. The Nurturing Hearth
Chapter 4. The Cold Hearth
Chapter 5. Mobile Homes
Chapter 6 Conclusion
The breadth and depth of this work's theoretical foundation makes it a must read for scholars across a wide array of disciplines. Its importance also lies in the richness and diversity of the chosen texts and is underscored by the quality of Mortimer's close textual readings. Finally, it is her insightful and adept crossing of the boundaries that continue to divide scholars and scholarship of francophone literature today that makes it a journey worth taking.
— Research in African Literatures, August 2009
Mortimer intriguingly juxtaposes women's narratives (fiction, memoir and other genres) from Africa and the Caribbean. Writing from the Hearth will stir thought by scholars in a wide range of fields. No one before has put together Conde's Tituba and Keita's Femme d'Afrique.
— Susan Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
An important contribution to feminist discourse....Recommended
— .; Choice Reviews, April 2008