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Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah.

Abstract
Women and African women, in particular, have, over the years, been contending with patriarchal paradoxes disguised as cultural heritage. This article undertakes to disturb the asphyxiating gender incongruities visited upon African women by their male counterparts in their marital relationships by using Malatji‟s selected short stories from her text, Love Interrupted (2012) as a mirror. These repressive patriarchal stereotypes are used to objectify women by disempowering them from optimal participation in community activities. This article is a qualitative study which is undergirded by African Feminism which is an emancipatory theory that advocates for gender parity in society, with women as the lynchpins. Purposive sampling was utilised to select the short stories from other short stories by the same author because of their aptness to the study. Thematic textual analysis was then employed to analyse them. The article proposes that for Africa and the entire human race to develop, gender diversity should be promoted.

Key words: patriarchy, women, culture, disrupt, Feminism, gender parity


 
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Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43


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Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=71876 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43


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Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



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Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. JCR. (2021), [cited April 17, 2021]; 8(2): 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



Harvard Style

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah (2021) Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. JCR, 8 (2), 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



Turabian Style

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. 2021. Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



Chicago Style

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. "Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah. "Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 384-391. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Nelly Maenetja, MJ Mogoboya, Naomi Nkealah (2021) Disrupting the Asphyxiating Dilemmas of Women in Marital Relationships: a thematic analysis of Reneilwe Malatji’s Love Interrupted. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 384-391. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.43