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RETHINKING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN THIRD‐GENERATION NIGERIAN WOMEN’S FICTION

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Shalini Nadaswaran

About Shalini
Shalini Nadaswaran is currently a PhD student at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is also under a fellowship scheme with the English Department, University Malaya, Malaysia. One of her main research interests is in the evolving representations of African women in local and global spaces.
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Third‐generation Nigerian female writers’ representation of gender in local spaces through the rethinking of family relationships reflects a development and change from the first and second generation female writers Flora Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta, and Ifeoma Okoye. In a comparative analysis of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus (2004), Unoma Azuah’s Sky‐High Flames (2005), Sade Adeniran’s Imagine This (2007) and Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come (2005), a distinct pattern emerges of the young girl‐child / woman character developing into a matured, strong womanist. As female characters challenge their familial relationships, they develop their sense of personhood, reclaiming wholeness, authority and female subjectivity, changing prescribed roles and structures.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/relief.652
How to Cite: Nadaswaran, S., (2011). RETHINKING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN THIRD‐GENERATION NIGERIAN WOMEN’S FICTION. RELIEF - REVUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE. 5(1), pp.19–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/relief.652
Publié le 09 Nov 2011.
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