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Achebes's Women

Achebes's Women
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Achebe´s Women: Imagism and Power

Women, in Achebe´s novel Things Fall Apart, are presented as docile submissive beings that are relegated to the background. This reflects the role of women in society, where they have little voice even on matters that affect them and their children. However, this is not a reflection of the whole story.

Though no songs are sung about the brave women in Things Fall Apart, this book aims to reveal how these women faced overwhelming odds of sub summation and yet managed to affect male power. This book is the song of the un-sung and the recognition of the roles of women in the subsuming patriarchal society.

Female characters are the foundation on which the home rests. Without them, there will be no home, children or nurture. They form the spirit essence of life which anchors humanity to obeisance and ethical behaviour.  Okonkwo fails because of his  refusal to recognize the female principle, which is the balancing principle of life.

This book notes the development of women in Achebe´s subsequent novels. Beatrice, in Anthills of the Savannah, embodies the woman who embraces the fresh paradigm of personhood and identity; letting go of the parameters that bound the „woman-being.“ This text shows the strength and resilience of women who are neither celebrated nor brought to the fore, though present and pervasive in the novels.

This Product was added to our catalogue on Monday 04 June, 2012.

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