THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF A NATION

Ifeoma Abana (PhD)

Abstract


This study examines the effort of two African writers, Manama Ba and Chimamanda Adichie in projecting a new image and identity for the women in their novels So Long A Letter and Purple Hibiscus respectively. These writers capture various challenges of the African Women. Currently, most African female writers are addressing  themselves seriously to the task of redeeming the African women's personality. This study has shown that women not only have the potential for contributing meaningfully to the progress of the society bin have indeed contributed immensely to society's progress, and that they deserve a better position than what they have been credited with. It is hoped that this research will contributed towards building up knowledge of the new woman in Africa as reflected in the works studied.


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