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dc.contributor.advisor Abodunrin, O. J. Mphiko, Benjamin Lesibana 2019-03-06T10:22:38Z 2019-03-06T10:22:38Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M. A.(English Studies)) --University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this study is to examine the oppression and repression of African women through the collusion of indigenous African patriarchy and colonial, imperialist values. The selected novels are Nervous Conditions (1988) and God’s Bits of Wood (1960) by Tsitsi Dangarembga and Sembene Ousmane, respectively. The study focuses on the roles played by both African and European values in the class, gender and racial oppression of African women. Using the theoretical frameworks of Marxism and Feminism, the study evaluates issues of women’s oppression, repression and marginalisation. The selected literary texts are closely analysed with a view to exploring and establishing the nature and form of African women’s multiple oppressions through the connivance between African patriarchy and European colonial hegemonic norms. Lastly, the study aims to contribute to the existing body of knowledge on the topical issue of African women’s oppression. Keywords: Colonial values; African patriarchy; Hegemonic norms; Oppression; Oppression; Marginalisation; Collaboration; Women and the girl child en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 97 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Colonial values en_US
dc.subject African patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Hegemonic norms en_US
dc.subject Oppression en_US
dc.subject Oppression en_US
dc.subject Marginalisation en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Women and the girl child en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination against women en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination in employment en_US
dc.title The oppression of women in the novels of Sembene Ousmane and Tsitsi Dangarembga en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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