U. H. Ruhina JesminKhulna University | KU · Department of English
U. H. Ruhina Jesmin
Currently working on a book project (FGM)
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Citations since 2017
13 Research Items
This is Ruhina (Associate Professor, English Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh). My research field incorporates African American literature, FGM in memoir and fiction, race, gender, and sexuality studies.
The study attempts to explore the intersections of race and sex in connection with the cultural and political paradigms of female genital mutilation (FGM) in African American novelist Alice Walker's 1992 novel Possessing the Secret of Joy. FGM involves inter-relatedness of race and sex in its implementation and sustenance in the name of cultural re...
The paper is a womanist study based on African-American novelist Alice Walker’s 1970 novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland. The study uses content analysis method, Walker’s theory of womanism, and Judith Butler’s theory of undoing gender performativity to explore how Walker’s women characters dismantle gender specificity and establish women’s sp...
The study attempts to locate female transgressions against a racist and homophobic society as portrayed by Ann Allen Shockley, Alice Walker and Gloria Naylor in their novels Loving Her (1974), The Color Purple (1982) and The Women of Brewster Place (1983), respectively. It applies the content-analysis method, lesbian feminist theory and intersectio...
The paper attempts to explore selected African American women writers’ (Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker) self-discovery, celebration of their selfhood, and sense of wholeness in their auto/biogrAfrical discourses. Instrumental rhetoricity of the autobiographers reflects politicization of black women’s struggle, cultu...
Maria Kiminta’s personal account, Kiminta: A Maasai’s Fight against Female Genital Mutilation, is a survivor memoir which reveals her genital mutilation and her comprehensive range of vision on FGM in an audacious, argumentative, and persuasive fashion. It lucidly and pragmatically recounts her first-hand experiences as a Maasai FGM survivor; thus,...
This study uses the relational content analysis method and theories of intertextuality, intersectionality, and womanism to explore the continuity of womanist ethos in select novels of the African-American novelist Alice Walker. It attempts to explore Walker’s use of womanism as an intertextual trope in The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), Meri...
The study locates an asymmetrical dialectic of oppression in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions. It reveals Nyasha, Tambu, Lucia, Maiguru, and Ma'Shingayi's experiences with racist-sexist dimensions in the context of a typical Shona society in colonial Rhodesia and England. The study locates cultural and political inscriptions on women's body...
Somaly Mam’s 2008 memoir, The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, bears witness to intersectional axes of socio-economic, cultural, and political power relations behind violence against women (VAW) and sex trafficking in Cambodia. The book calls for human rights activism on prevention and response to VAW and sex trafficki...
Kačāne I., Romanovska A. (eds.) Journal of Comparative Studies No 10 (39). Daugavpils: Daugavpils University Academic Press "Saule", 2017, 100 p.