"The comparative nature of her analysis is an excellent attempt at decompartmentalizing literature. Larrier herself beautifully supports and echoes these women's voices."- Research in African Literatures
--Research in African Literatures

 "offers a wide-ranging introduction to the diversity of women's aesthetic creativity throughout the various Francophone Black Atlantic cultures. Her text will be of interest to students of Francophone literature and culture and black Atlantic and Women's Studies, and stands as a useful reference for specialists in each of these fields." - French Forum
--French Forum

 "A valuable contribution to the growing critical discourse on women's writing."
--Dalhousie University

 "An ambitious undertaking which focuses specifically on Francophone Africa and the diaspora including Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe." "Students of African/Caribbean women's writing will welcome it as a good source of material for their investigations."
--Caribbean Studies

 "Provides a wealth of information, and is original in its approach to the works in question . . . An excellent resource for scholars, students, and teachers in the field and beyond."
--New West Indian Guide