Feminism Consciousness and Modernity in Aidoo¬¬’s Changes: A Love Story

Oluchi C Ikwuagwu, Babatunde D Adetunji

Abstract


The paper discusses the consciousness of modern African female writers to use novel as a veritable means to fight for their roles, rights and privileges in the African society through a movement called feminism. Hence, feminism as an ideology is explicated in this paper and it shows that it is thriving as a result of modernity and consciousness of women in the African society: also, how the African women joined in the global project to agitate for their rights and privileges. The African women are now aware of their rights and are ready to fight for them. To fully explicate this stance, the researchers considered Adioo’s novels, Changes: A Love Story adequate enough to explore feminism ideology and quest of women to fight for their rights and privileges. Aidoo’s novel provides a vehement critique of male chauvinism and male domination in African society as typified in Changes: A Love Story. Esi Sekyi defies social conventions where a woman bear children to retain her status in the family. Her triumphant amidst the domineering men is worthy of emulation. The paper also discusses the way in which modernity in Ghana affects women’s bodies, minds, sexualities and women’s dehumanization.

 


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