Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2019)
The woman as a metaphor for the environment in Kaine Agary’s: Yellow Yellow
Author(s): Egbung Itang EDE
Abstract: This paper examines the exploitation of the woman in relation to the environment. The woman’s deprivation and oppression hinders her from asserting and actualizing herself in the community of practice she finds herself, thereby confining her to docility and dependency. There is a symbolic parallel between the afflictions of the woman and the physical environment she occupies. The exploitation of the environment deprives it from yielding the needed fruits for human sustenance. Using the ecofeminist theory that argues that there are important connections between how one treats women and the non-human natural environment, this paper argues that the woman and the environment suffer the similar exploitative injustices which prevent them from achieving their set objectives in the society. The paper observes that the female body in Kaine Agary’s Yellow Yellow is a metaphor for the environment. The paper concludes that the stoppage of the exploitation of the woman and the environment by the male gender and human actions respectively will be for the betterment of the society as their potentials will lead to the growth and development of the human and non-human societies.