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Title:Feminism with a big 'F': ethics and the rebirth of African feminism in Chika Unigwe's 'On Black Sisters' Street'
Author:Eze, ChielozonaISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Research in African Literatures (ISSN 0034-5210)
Volume:45
Issue:4
Pages:89-103
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:feminism
women's rights
novels
About person:Chika Nina Unigwe (1974-)ISNI
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/research_in_african_literatures/v045/45.4.eze.pdf
Abstract:The 21st century has seen an outpouring of works by African women writers and many of them have been unabashedly feminist. These works have one thing in common: they tell of bodies in pain and they provoke pertinent ethical questions in that regard. This article examines Chika Unigwe's novel, 'On Black Sisters' Street', and argues that it belongs to the new generation of African women's writing that recasts feminism as a moral issue of our times. The novel draws attention to some of the central issues of feminism: rights and dignities of the body of woman. In doing so, it establishes women's rights as fundamental human rights that have to be addressed in Africa. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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