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Gendered Space in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah

Mexan Serge Epounda
Published January 2019

Abstract

This article provides a critical overview of the treatment of the question of gender in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah. In other words, it probes the implication of women in postcolonial Nigeria, with regard to how their political marginalization constricts the public sphere in Nigeria. It matters to note that the feminist movement eventually contributes to strengthen and consolidate the ideals of democracy and good governance in the country. Yet, the low participation of women in government and politics is due to the gendered political system which is dominantly patriarchal. Thus, claiming for their integration in the political process, women should stand together in order to voice up their aspirations.

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