Language and Gender: A Feminist Critique of the Use of Proverbs in Selected African Dramatic Texts

Salami, Irene
September 2004
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies;Fall2004/Winter2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1/2, p22
Academic Journal
The article presents a feminist perspective on literatures about language and gender in communities in Africa. Writers Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins observes that many African playwrights resort to indigenous discursive patterns and tons of phrases to communicate in English. Africa is endowed with vast oral culture that represents the dominant view about gender.


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