March 25, Keywords: For All the Favors lon g enough!
Rosa lie Murphy Baum, Ph. March 25, Keywords: African women, identity, language, gender studies, voices CopyrightMary D. To the memory of my pa rents, John and Mary F.
Mears, my oldest brother, John Mears, and my youngest brother, Clifton Mears, I thank you for all the love and encouragement you gave to me. For those who are still with me, thank you for understanding and going the extra miles with me: Finally, to others who told me to finish the degree just for my own satisfaction, I thank you for your support.
PAGE 3 Acknowledgements I wish to extend my gratitude to the faculty members who served on my committee: I also wish to acknowledge words of wisdom from Professor Jack Moore, who started me on the path many year s ago. Finally, I wish to thank the Macon State College family for helping me in so many ways that are innumerable to mention, especially my former division chair Professor Laurence Fennelly, former deans Dr.
Robert Trammell and Dr.
Thomas Ishe rwood, and secretary Catherine Frost. Flora Nwapa writes about women and their lives, issues, and concerns within a traditional Igbo culture radically aff ected by British colonialism. Instead, they wish greater freedom than traditional Igbo customs allow in the domestic and public real ms; but their beliefs and values have been transformed by Christianity, western edu cation, and an increasing emphasis upon the individual.
They seek love and respect from the community and acceptance of th e choices they make. In a world where they struggle to blend their traditional cultur e and institutions with western influences, they seek both independence and a communa l cohesiveness in which many voices and choices can survive in a complementary manner.
Until fairly recentl y, feminist issues in African literature have not received the attention they deserve, for example, in the works of Flora Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta, Grace Ogot, and Ama At a Aidoo.
According to Florence Stratton, women writers have too often been written out of the Afri can tradition and dismissed by critics like Eustace Palmer, Eldred Jones, and Gerald Moore, who have attempted to point out flaws in the characters, plots, themes, a nd dialogue of these write rs and accused them of triviality Lloyd Brown, in his book-length study Women Writers in Black Africapoints out that women have been excluded from most studies of Africa n literature.
In his introduction, he explains how women writers have often been overlooked: The women writers of Africa are th e other voices, the unheard voices, rarely discussed and seldom accorded space in the repetitive anthologies and the predictably male-oriented studies in the field.
Relatively few literary magazines and scholarly journals in the West and in Africa itself, PAGE 9 2 have found significant space or time for African women writers.
The ignoring of women writers on the continent has become a tradition, implicit rather than formally stat ed, but a tradition nonetheless--and a rather unfortunate one at that. However, Brown contends th at such practices pe rpetuate ignorance of much African literature, and specifically of female African writers, throughout the world.
Too many people are not even aware th at African women writers exist. First, she notes that women face diverse problems on the continent due to colonialism, as well as regi onal, ethnic, and religi ous practices. Thus, the multiple voices that are fighting to be heard are handicapped.
She emphasizes the role of literature for self-expression, self-definiti on, and self-discovery in the works of Francophone-African women writers like Ke n Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, Aminata Sow Fall, and Werewere Liking 5.
Ogundipe-Les lie also believes Af rican women are not voiceless, but cultural critics do not look in the right places. Ogundipe-Leslie asks, Are African women voiceless or do we fail to look for their voices where we may find them, in sites and forms from which the voices are uttered?
Efuru is the first novel published in English by a Nigerian woman. According to Edeh and Umeh, this titl e is usually given to men except in Oguta society where women of wealth and integrity can acquire it.
Nwapa also received other prestigious awards from the Nigerian government. Efuru is a novel with a heroine who consci ously decides to br eak one major rule of tradition: The PAGE 11 4 novel ends with Efuru livi ng happily among her people while helping them and worshipping Uhamiri, who gave her wealth and happiness but no children.
Idu examines traditional beliefs as expressed through the conversations of village women. Several characters, male and female, disobey traditional cu stoms, and the voices of the women analyze whether their actions are right or wrong or whether times have changed because of western influences.Maintaining professional boundaries Example scenarios Example: A welfare worker worked with a young person for two years.
They built up a good working relationship after some initial hostility and distrust. The young person moved to another area and the case . "the wound and the voiceless: the insidious trauma of father-daughter incest in six american texts" 10 certain indelible characteristics of tr auma, ones that do not discriminate based on gender.
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