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Title: Aspects of Feminism in Two African Novels by Women Writers: A comparative Approach, Nervous Conditions and So Long a Letter in focus
Authors: Wondwosen, Alemayehu
Advisors: Professor Subba Rao
Keywords: ´╗┐Aspects of Feminism
African Novels by Women Writers:
Copyright: Jan-2009
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This research aims at examining the prominent features of feminism as reflected in the selected works of fiction. It is believed that feminists raise myriads of issues in their propositions pertinent to their studies. The feminist point of view is one aspect through which a certain work of literature can be examined. With regard to the feminist point of view the researcher made an attempt to analyze the salient issues that are embodied in the novels selected for the study. The two novels selected for this particular research are Nervous Conditions and So long a letter. The former novel was written by a well known Zimbabwean woman writer, Tsitsi Dangarembga, while the latter was written by a famous Senegalese writer Mariama Ba. Both writers are known for their feminist writings. Various feminist aspects are depicted in the novels. Some of the issues raised in the novels are the issue of the male domination, how the male domination adversely affected women to participate in the walks of life that their male counterparts participate and how women became subordinates in the society. The thesis IS divided into four chapters. The first chapter presents an introduction. The second chapter deals with the review of related literature. The third chapter presents the methodology and the conceptual framework of analysis. The fourth chapter presents the analysis of the selected texts. Finally, the conclusion and recommendations are presented in the fifth and last chapter.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4082
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