THE STRUGGLE OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN SELECTED WORKS BY NGUGI WA THIONGO

  • Sayed Sadek Assistant Professor of English, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, Taif University, K. S. A.

Abstract

This article treats the various aspects of the resistance mechanisms devised by Ngugi wa Thiongo in order to empower the African women in a male-dominated society. The article shows the wrongs to which women are subjected such as polygamy and wife-beating and analyses Ngugi's firm belief that change is a gradual process as reflected in the novels subject of study. While the early three novels reflect traditional African values of motherhood and are more connected to African feminism, Wizard of the Crow breaks new grounds as women acquire more experience and conquer more fields towards empowering themselves through the resistance devices based on such concepts as sisterhood and female consciousness. In this sense, they managed to prove themselves as superior to men.

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Published
2014-02-28
How to Cite
Sadek, S. (2014). THE STRUGGLE OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN SELECTED WORKS BY NGUGI WA THIONGO. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n5p%p