Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.These narratives recount the narratora#39;s early life among her people, her capture, her escape or rescue, her return to her respective people, and her eventual ... Joubert published in Afrikaans, the language of the white South African descendants of the nineteenth- century Dutch settlers, Die Swerfjare van ... M.G. Smith did write the introductory essay to this life history in which he explains how Babaa#39;s storyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography: K-Z|
|Author||:||Victoria Boynton, Jo Malin|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2005-01-01|