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Escritura femenina en Belice después de la Independencia

Marcela Patricia Zárate Fernández


Fiction has always played a key role in order to help people know and reflect on historical events. Therefore, to understand women’s writing in Belize after the Independence it is important to appreciate this country as a Post-Colonial space. For this reason, through six short fictions from the anthologies Point of Order, Belizean Nail Soup and Shades of Red the traditions, fears, daily life and gender roles in Belize have been analysed. Additionally, from a feminist and post-colonial perspective, women’s writings are scrutinized to show some problems and difficulties in post-colonial Belize, such as gender equity and roles, languages, racial and cultural mixtures. Furthermore, this analysis takes into consideration the solidarity between men and women to change society in order to obtain gender equity, as well as women’s empowering in this recently decolonized country.


Belice; Independencia; Feminismo; Post-Colonialismo; roles de género; raza; etnia; lengua; mestizaje; escritura de mujeres

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/ling-2016-001-zara

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