The Intersectional Madwoman Outside the Attic

Agency and Identity in Madness

  • Scheherazade Khan


The novels Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga break the silence surrounding Africana women’s intersectional experiences through the representation of madness that viscerally rejects the patriarchal, colonial and even literary burdens in the novels by unapologetically asserting hybridised identities.

How to Cite
Khan, Scheherazade. 2021. “The Intersectional Madwoman Outside the Attic”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 31 (March).