INTRA AND INTER GENDER CONFLICT IN AMMA DARKO’S FICTION

DELE MAXWELL UGWANYI

Abstract


It examines feminist issues that are prevalent in the African literary discourse. Many writers have on several occasion alleged lack of adequate, positive, active and credible roles for women in the male- dominated literary firmament in Africa. They contend that women have been relegated to the background for too long in African societies. Besides, women having found their voice through the instrumentality of literature, they are now fighting back with all the weapons at their disposal. It holds that feminist writers, especially female writers are also guilty of the same misrepresentation which they accuse male writers of. In the textual analysis used for the research, it finds out that the female writers see nothing good in any of their male characters. It also contends that the female writers are simply trying to whip up sentiments, recreating and re-deconstructing the gender biases to their advantage. It submits that the gender war and issues remain open in the African literary discourse.


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