|Aboubacar Sidiki COULIBALY, Ousmane TRAORE, Women’s Liberation in the African Female Bildungsroman:|
Women’s Liberation in the African Female Bildungsroman: A Reading of Chimamanda N. Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come
Aboubacar Sidiki COULIBALY,
University of Letters and Human Sciences of Bamako, Mali-
M.A. in African and Postcolonial Studies, Anglophone Studies Department,
Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal
Abstract: The paper analyzes the way in which African women writers have contributed to the liberatory, self-fulfillment and emancipatory struggles of their sisters through their literary works. It has looked at how Sefi Atta and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have used literature to reach the aforementioned goals, especially through the African female bildungsroman. The approaches used to collect and interpret the study’s data are the close-reading technique and the comparative one. The analysis indicated that the feminized bildungsroman enables the female protagonists to gain a high-level of agency through a process of formation. It also revealed that the feminized bildungsroman is an appropriate weapon, which gives the possibility to the subaltern female voices to speak out for themselves.
Keywords: emancipation, feminized bildungsroman, liberation, subjugation, women.
|Dernière mise à jour : ( 11-08-2020 )|