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Discussion on Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory

Join the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women for a discussion about the book Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory by Cheryl Toman, associate professor of French and director of the Women and Gender Studies program.

The discussion will be held Monday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248.

Toman’s book explains how the invisibility of women in general have led to the omission of Gabon’s literature from the African canon. Gabon is the only country in the world where its first novelist is female and Gabon’s vibrant literary scene is overwhelmingly supported by its women writers. Toman will provide a general history and overall critique of Gabonese literature, explaining how it is essential in the study of African literature.