Gender is obviously a heavy topic and should not be touched on lightly. There is only so much I can say on the topic without overstepping some bounds but in this post I’ll be looking at the roles these topics play in the play The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka, and the novel The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta. 452 more words
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I want to return to the discussion that began in class last night concerning the “problem” of thinking of a text by an African woman as a “feminist text” simply because its author is female and its subject(s) is/are concerned with women, family, and/or domestic happenings. 263 more words
Here is the annotated bibliography for Thursday’s class. I tried to vary the resources, so they cover multiple interpretations for many of Emecheta’s works. I found that many articles that relate to other novels can still connect with this one. 6 more words
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“But Adah could not stop thinking about her discovery that the whites were just as fallible as everyone else. There were bad whites and good whites, just as there were bad blacks and good blacks!