Challenging gender hierarchies in narratives of the nation: representations of women in Zintgraff and the Battle of Mankon and Hard Choice

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dc.contributor.author Nkealah, N.
dc.contributor.author Oluwasuji, O.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-01T13:12:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-01T13:12:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Nkealah, N. & Oluwasuji, O.G. (2020). Challenging gender hierarchies in narratives of the nation Representations of women in Zintgraff and the Battle of Manko en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2663-6565 (
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/32848
dc.description.abstract Abstract Ideas of nationalisms as masculine projects dominate literary texts by African male writers. The texts mirror the ways in which gender differentiation sanctions nationalist discourses and in turn how nationalist discourses reinforce gender hierarchies. This article draws on theoretical insights from the work of Anne McClintock and Elleke Boehmer to analyse two plays: Zintgraff and the Battle of Mankon by Bole Butake and Gilbert Doho and Hard Choice by Sunnie Ododo. The article argues that women are represented in these two plays as having an ambiguous relationship to nationalism. On the one hand, women are seen actively changing the face of politics in their societies, but on the other hand, the means by which they do so reduces them to stereotypes of their gender. Keywords: ambiguity; gender hierarchy; nationalism; feminism; masculinity; narratives of the nation en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2020 en_ZA
dc.title Challenging gender hierarchies in narratives of the nation: representations of women in Zintgraff and the Battle of Mankon and Hard Choice en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 11(2), 1 - 20. en_ZA
dc.journal.title International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MS2022 en_ZA
dc.journal.link https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6565/7815 en_ZA
dc.journal.issue 2 en_ZA
dc.article.start-page 1 en_ZA
dc.article.end-page 20 en_ZA
dc.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.school Wits School of Education en_ZA


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