Critical Fictions: The Politics of Imaginative Writing (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #7)
What are the politics of the imagination? How do these politics speak through the art of fiction?
This timely collection of forty-one stories and essays by writers from around the world celebrates a myriad of voices and histories. Grappling with dilemmas of cultural identity, sexual politics, and systems of oppression, these writers speak with humor, outrage, irony, and faith. Their stories are urgent, their passions direct. They provide us with a more generous sense of geography and a more compassionate sense of justice.
Contributions by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Claribel Alegría, Hilton Als, Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Harold A. Bascom, Homi K. Bhabha, Angela Carter, Ana Castillo, Michelle Cliff, Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, Nawal El Saadawi, Eduardo Galeano, Augustín Gómez-Arcos, Nadine Gordimer, Jessica Hagedorn, Bessie Head, bell hooks, Gary Indiana, Arturo Islas, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Patrick McGrath, Walter Mosley, Bharati Mukherjee, Abdelrahman Munif, Lauretta Ngcobo, Elena Poniatowska, Salman Rushdie, Sarah Schulman, Anton Shammas, Alix Kates Shulman, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lynne Tillman, Luisa Valenzuela, Alice Walker, Michele Wallace, Zoë Wicomb, and Christa Wolf