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EXPLORING GENDER JOURNEYS: A REVIEW OF ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH, AIDOO’S CHANGES: A LOVE STORY, AND ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS

Awogu-Maduagwu, Edith Abisola and ANTHONY, AFOLALU AKINDELE (2016) EXPLORING GENDER JOURNEYS: A REVIEW OF ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH, AIDOO’S CHANGES: A LOVE STORY, AND ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS. Global Journal of Applied, Management and Social Sciences(GOJAMSS), 13. p. 198. ISSN 2276 – 9013

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Abstract

This work examines the view of gender inequality in African society in the novels of three African fictional works. These are Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah; Aidoo’s Changes: A Love Story; and Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus; thereby cutting across three generations of post-colonial experience. It is an attempt to document the progress made in the search for equality as seen from the lenses of fictional literature of the author’s societies. The post-colonial and feminist theories are applied to examine gender as an inheritance of colonized societies. Findings reveal the complexity of finding gender balance*** problems and the status of their efforts as portrayed in the selected literature. The primary texts, library search and relevant commentaries are the sources for present research. The work is expected to contribute to the growing body of literature that seeks to draw attention to the need for gender balance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, African novel, Post-Colonial, Feminism,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 11:04
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8205

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