GENDER ISSUES IN AKACHI ADIMORA EZEIGBO’S TRAFFICKED AND ZAYNAB ALKALI’S THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN
TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of Study
1.2 Purpose of Study
1.3 Justification of Study
1.4 Scope of Study
1.5 Research Methodology
1.6 Structure of the thesis
1.7 Work cited
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Review of the selected authors other works
2.2 Portraiture of female characters in male Authored Texts
2.3 Patriarchal and the Woman
2.4 works cited
3.1 Gender Education in Zaynab Alkali’s The Virtuous Woman
3.2 The Virtues of women
3.3 Language and Style of the Author
3.4 Work cited
4.1 Social Injustice: Women Trafficking in Akachi’s Trafficked
4.2 Women Empowerment in Trafficked
4.3 Language and style of the Author
5.1 Summary, conclusion
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Gender is a concept used in social sciences analysis to look at roles and activities of men and women. The focus of gender issues is not on biological differences between men and women but rather on their experiences as member of the society. A common assumption is that gender issues is the issue affecting women, it focuses mainly on the relationship between men and women to the social, political and economic structure of the society. Gender is also the wide set of characteristic that are seen to distinguish between male and female entities, extending from one’s biological sex to other in humans, one’s social role or gender identity. Also gender revealed, when relationships between men and women their roles, privileges, statuses and positions are identified and analyzed.
Therefore, gender issues is like a too in understanding and for learning more about the activities of men and women in society and the problems and opportunities that each face in doing those activities. This position of male dominated society is supported by femiojo-Ade (1998) when he established that: African Literature is a male created, male oriented chauvinistic art. Nigeria is regarded as male and this is a fact that thrust in myriad ways at the Nigerian women.
Another fact that Literature is phallic, dominated as it were by male writers, publishers, critics, and so on who deal almost exclusively with male characters and male concerns naturally aimed at a predominant male audience. The African women realized that the prejudice, discrimination and male chauvinism contribute greatly to the problem of women oppression in the society. Therefore, women take interest in the life style and activities of the society so that they will be recognized. Kaplan (1995) who distinguished three strategies adopted by female thinkers, says; Women are basically different from men and can be advanced their own (superior) capacity by radically separatively from the dominant culture.
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