Book discussion: On “Woman, Native, Other – Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism” by Trịnh T. Minh Hà
Time: 12.10.2019 @6:30pm
Location: Sàn Art
Unit B6.17 & B6.16
132 Bến Vân Đồn, Ward 6, District 4,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(enter from Nguyen Huu Hao side)
Some questions and topics we will think about and discuss in this session include: Learning about the concepts of “writing women” and “writing body”; How to write about an ‘other’ ethnicity or culture; History / Heritage from Below; In the context of decolonization, how are the author’s arguments relevant?
*About the book Woman, Native, Other:
“In this first full-length study, Trinh Minh-ha examines post-colonial processes of displacement — cultural hybridization and decentered realities, fragmented selves and multiple identities, marginal voices and languages of rupture. Working at the intersection of several fields — women’s studies, anthropology, critical cultural studies, literary criticism, and feminist theory, she juxtaposes numerous prevailing contemporary discourses in a form that questions the (male-is-norm) literary and theoretical establishment.”
The session is moderated by Linh Le.