The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing by Charlotte H. Bruner

Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith, University of Nebraska at Omaha

This article was reused with kind permission.

DOI: 10.2307/40150049 Stable URL:


"Nwanyibu--woman carrying (something)," the theme of the 1991 annual conference of the African Literature Association in New Orleans, was a necessary commemorative ritual to honor decades of often-neglected, tokenized literary contributions of African women writers to African literature.