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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Return of the Oppressed : Re-Writing the Female Self in Lilian's Story and Joan Makes History
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Examining the female protagonists in two of Grenville's novels, Jose concludes that 'Storytelling is one of the strongest strategies used by Grenville. The story replaces what happens, and having control over the story provides control over the truth. It is the one who tells the story, who is made immortal. Grenville has control, very much like her protagonists Lilian and Joan. It is in the act of "telling" and "voicing" their stories, that Grenville is able to avenge those who have tradtionally been rendered voiceless.'

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Epigraph: In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppresssion, is violence. (Rich 204)
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