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Constructing selfhood through re-voicing the classical past: Bernardine Evaristo, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, and Robin Coste Lewis

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This essay examines three works by three women writers whose strategies for rewriting the past include a revisionary engagement with the cultural legacies of Ancient Greece and Rome: The Emperor’s Babe (Bernardine Evaristo, 2001) Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence (Marlene NourbeSe Philip, 1991), and Voyage of the Sable Venus (Robin Coste Lewis, 2015). It argues that each embodies a mode of resistance that both protests the historic oppression of women of colour and asserts a blac...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/0969725X.2017.1285998

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
137-152
Publication date:
2017-03-17
Acceptance date:
2016-09-16
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EISSN:
1469-2899
ISSN:
0969-725X
Pubs id:
pubs:643965
URN:
uri:1392cf75-611b-4c8d-bcf9-5e60cd041d4d
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uuid:1392cf75-611b-4c8d-bcf9-5e60cd041d4d
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pubs:643965

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