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Feminism in African Literature Context. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1917807
  • January 2010
  • Region: Africa
  • 76 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Gender stereotyping is a cross cultural phenomenon prevalent across boarders regardless of religion, ethnicity or color. The nature and the negative impact of such stereotyping are more pronounced in poorest countries like Africa where development, education, access to media and awareness are scarce. The prevalence of such stereotyping in the continent is the reason which compelled the researcher to engage in studying the contribution of feminist African writers in this regard. This study primarily focuses on investigating the extent of the reflection of embedded gender stereotyping and the degree of females' resistance to such stereotyping by feminist African writers, also tries to asses the significance of the novels in eliminating this stereotyping. This study has shown that the availability of novels which address the most important problems of femininity like economic dependency, societal rejection, non political participation, etc. However important raising these issues in the novels and the writer is a feminist one is for feminists, the novels have some embedded patriarchal touches which have been exemplified the characters.

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Feven, Haddis.
Feven Haddis Wouldegebriel is a Public Relations Head at Hamlin Fistula Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She have Masters Degree in Literature from Addis Ababa University.

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