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Gender Roles in Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel and Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood

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

World Literature

African women writers

African feminism is nothing new. We’re just rediscovering the amazing women who got sidelined along the way. This year I am doing my MA in English Literature and my aim is to uncover the dissent women who dared speak and write. 15 more words


The Joys of Motherhood- Buchi Emecheta

“Yes, life could at times be so brutal that the only things that made it livable were dreams.”- Buchi Emecheta, The Joys of Motherhood… 794 more words

Book Reviews

Troubling Feminism

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

The Language of Rape in Second Class Citizen

One of the sources I studied for my annotated bibliography noted the relationship among marriage, rape, and language. After reading this article, I couldn’t help notice the way Adah tells her story about Francis and his abusive treatment. 324 more words

Annotated Bibliography: Second Class Citizen

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

Quote Boat: Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

“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!

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