Representation of Women in African Literature
Name :- Parmar Darshna V.
Roll No :- 6
M.A. :- Sem :- 3
Batch :- 2017- 2019
Paper Name :- ( The African Literature )
Topic :- Representation of Women in African Literature
Email Id :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted to :- Smt.S.B.Gardi
Department of English
Representation of Women with Reference of
Things Fall Apart
Grain of Wheat
Waiting for Barbarian
LAND AND WOMEN
In Grain of Wheat . We found that people say that”
kenya is our mother.
Concept of motherland
Mother land is always muted and silent.
Ruled by British people and then native people.
Colonizer comes in with mesquenline power.
In Things Fall Apart we found that as part of punishment Okonkwo exile from ‘ father
land ‘ and send to ‘mother land’.
A man who has piece of land and many wife is richest and powerful in the place.
Okonkwo also respected because he have three wives and piece of land.
Marginalization of Women
Not only marginalization but double marginalization of
Achebe gives name to Okonkwo‘s mother land but he
fails to give name to Okonkwo’s mother.
In Waiting for Barbarians the Barbarian girl in only
female character is shown in novel but she also have
not given name.
Exploitation of Women
In ‘Waiting for Barbarians ‘we found that the girl has
not given voice to shows the condition of women in
By helping her Megistar make her victim of his
She known as ‘other’.
In the beginning her body is unmarked ,but later on
her body is full of scars.( mind)
Suppression of Women
Mumbi have all the quality of central character ,but she not
considered as central character.
She is more strong then Mugo.
How some women are portrait negative and some
ALU :- Faithful
Situation of Women
Men over power women.
Started beating women.
Celebration of mesquenline power.
Identity of women as an object to show case of
Women have not their own identity.