Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi: Africa WoMan Palava The Nigerian Novel by Women Women in Culture and Society Series



E is palava Who is a vernacular African man Is he strong reasonable and responsible or is he unambitious irresponsible and weak In D ethnic prejudice Such inclusiveness Ogunyemi shows stems from an emphasis on motherhood acknowledging that everyone is a mother's child capable of creating palava and enerating a compromiseOgunyemi uses the novels to trace a Nigerian women's literary tradition that reflects an ideology centered on children and community Of prime importance is the paradoxical Mammywata figure the independent childless mother who serves as a basis for the new woman in these novels Ogunyemi tracks this figure through many permutations from matriarch to exile to woman.

Who is a vernacular African woman Is she weak submissive and unreasonable or is she resistant troubling and strong In both cases sh. Africa WoMan Palava offers the first close look at eight Nigerian women writers and proposes a new vernacular theory based on their work Flora Nwapa Adaora Lily Ulasi Buchi Emecheta Funmilayo Fakunle Ifeoma Okoye Zaynab Alkali Eno Obong and Simi Bedford are the writers Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi considers African womanism an emerging model of female discourse is at the heart of their writing In their work female resistance shifts from the idea of palava or trouble to a focus on consensus compromise and cooperation; it tackles sexism totalitarianism an.

Oth caseshe is palava What if both man and woman acted in a conciliatory and cooperative way Would it stop regarding both as palava. Writer her multiple personalities reflecting competing loyalties to self and other children and nation Such fragmented personalities characterize the postcolonial condition in their writing Mapping Imperfect Birds geographies of pain and endurance the work opens a space for addressing the palava between differentroups of people Valuable as the first sustained critical study of a substantial but little known body of literature this book also counters the shortcomings of prevailing masculinist theories of black literature in a powerful narrative of the Nigerian wor.

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