La problèmatique du genre dans les romans d'Ayi Kwei Armah

Abstract : Trough the analysis of male and female characters, this work examines gender discourse in Ayi Kwei Armah's novels. On the one hand, it compares the traditional and contemporary worlds of these novels and on the other hand it examines how the author uses African culture and history in the construction of his male and female characters. Trying to identify the main ideas of his novels, it underlines through an interdisciplinary approach how he perceives otherness in relationship between men and women in Africa. His perception of gender roles reveals the impact of European colonisation on the balance of social and political power between men and women. However, contrary to the narratives of most of African male writers, he depicts a matrilineal society in which women have influence in public matters. It is shown from his use of myths, oral narratives and metaphors of fertillity that Armah tries to enhance women's roles in modern Africa.
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Kouamé Adou. La problèmatique du genre dans les romans d'Ayi Kwei Armah. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006NAN21025⟩. ⟨tel-01775377⟩

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