Women and Gender Studies’ Cheryl Toman co-authors book

tomanCheryl Toman, associate professor of French and director of the women’s and gender studies program and the ethnic studies program, co-authored a new book, The Fury and Cries of Women, published by the University of Virginia Press. The book is a unique work that includes a novel originally written in 1989 in French by Angele Rawiri, the first novelist of Gabon in Central Africa. The novel’s original title is Fureurs et cris de femmes.

Sara Hanaburgh, assistant professor of French at St. John’s University, translated the novel. She and the University of Virginia Press contacted Toman to write the afterword, which includes a critique and analysis of the novel as well as a historical overview of Gabon’s role in African women’s writing.