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Gender Issues in African Literature

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Gender Issues in African Literature examines the ways in which some protagonists of African fictions are made to counter and challenge intertwined Western discourses on gender, employment, sexuality, and health. Here the conflict between Tradition and Modernity is argues from the favourite premise of male supremacist ideology showing how women have �unlearned� these false concepts to build a sustained feminist movement and (re)learn the value of sisterhood. There is a bold attempt to reread Achebe as a consistent in urging women to fight the seemingly oppressive structures that have traditionally discriminated against them, and to disregard their diversity and embrace their unity. A chapter of Feminist Re-writing disagrees with the attempt to equate theory with political activism and presents Feminist literature as more than a verbal assertion that points to Feminist aesthetics and politics. The use of the trauma theory and testimonio literature to explore traumatisation of female characters and its impact for Zimbabwean civil society is a useful addition to these gender studies in African literature.

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Published 02 April 2014
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*** GENDERIssuesayshewhichinwerpsmonositogatsxenimatse ofAfricanfictionsaremadetocounterandchallengeintertwined  Westerndiscoursesongender,employment,sexuality,and  health.Therearesevenchaptersaltogetherwiththestudyof  Achebe,Fall,Gordimer,Vera,Emecheta,Ezeigbo,andtheSwiss-Gabonesewriter,Bessora.HeretheconflictbetweenTradition  andModernityisarguedfromthefavouritepremiseofmale  supremacistideologyshowinghowwomenhave'unlearned'  thesefalseconceptstobuildasustainedfeministmovementand  (re)learnthevalueofsisterhood.  ThereisaboldattempttorereadAchebeasconsistentinurging  womenevahtsetahthtigftognyloppehseeimstructurressive  traditionallydiscriminatedagainstthem,andtodisregardtheir  diversityandembracetheirunity.AchapteronFeministRe-Writingdisagreeswiththeattempttoequatetheorywithpolitical  activismandpresentsFeministliteratureasmorethanaverbal  assertionthatpointstoFeministaestheticsandpolitics.Theuse ofthetraumatheoryandtestimonioetheorplexoertarutilet  traumatisationoffemalecharactersanditsimpactfor ZimbabweancivilsocietyisausefuladditiontotheseGender  studiesinAfricanliterature.
*** ProfessorofAfricanlanguagesandliterature,founderofthe  SocietyofAfricanFolklore,andLiterarySocietyInternational,LSi,  CharlesSmith,iseditoroftheCriticalWritingSeriesonAfrican  LiteraturewithNigerianChinCe,thefofagmeroysoturneoen poetsfromAfrica.Ceisalsotheauthorofseveralworksoffiction  andessaysonAfricanandCaribbeanliterature.
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