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Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu

MJ Mogoboya.

Abstract
As much as African women are free to exercise their rights today, they still appear to be constrained and bound by patriarchal, traditional and cultural stereotypes in their communities. This undesirable state of affairs has prompted proactive women to establish Feminist organisations to subvert the status quo in the name of gender parity. By contesting this gender space, African women want their rights to be acknowledged and respected. This paper, therefore, aims to harness gender democratisation in Africa through the representation of selected female characters in Mphahlele‟s Chirundu (1979) from a Feminist perspective. It is a qualitative study which is buttressed on the critical analysis of Mphahlele‟s Chirundu. The researcher has employed purposive sampling to select the novel from other novels by Mphahlele because of its relevance to the study. In an endeavour to address this othering of women, Mphahlele recommends an inclusive solution of synthesising traditional and modern values in order to re-imagine a much more equal, vibrant, hybrid, modern African society where there is a peaceful and complementary co-existence between men and women.

Key words: feminism, hybridity, re-imagine, othering, stereotypes, representation


 
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MJ Mogoboya. Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42


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MJ Mogoboya. Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=71873 [Access: April 10, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42


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MJ Mogoboya. Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



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MJ Mogoboya. Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. JCR. (2021), [cited April 10, 2021]; 8(2): 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



Harvard Style

MJ Mogoboya (2021) Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. JCR, 8 (2), 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



Turabian Style

MJ Mogoboya. 2021. Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



Chicago Style

MJ Mogoboya. "Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

MJ Mogoboya. "Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 379-383. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

MJ Mogoboya (2021) Fostering Gender Democratisation in Africa through a Critical Analysis of Mphahlele’s Chirundu. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 379-383. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.42