International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2017)

Gender oppression and images of women in contemporary Nigeria novel: A study of emecheta’s the Joys of Motherhood


Imam Abdul Kadir

This study analyzes Emecheta’s Joy of Motherhood with a view to identify the various ways in which women are oppressed by traditional and cultural norms in the Nigeria societies. The text also explores the ways in which African women’s lives are affected by other issues, such as colonialism and economic factors. An analysis of the novel reveals that the interconnectedness of racial, class and gender issues exacerbates the oppression of many African women, thereby lessening the opportunities for them to attain self-realization.
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How to cite this article:
Imam Abdul Kadir. Gender oppression and images of women in contemporary Nigeria novel: A study of emecheta’s the Joys of Motherhood. International Journal of English Research. 2017; 3(1): 04-10.