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dc.contributor.authorPerpetua, Zhira Chipo-
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-10T12:41:38Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-10T12:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2019-06-
dc.identifier.citationPerpetua, Z. C. (2019). Exploring feminist consciousness in The color Purple, The Purple Violet of Oshaantu and Purple Hibiscus. [Master's thesis, Namibia University of Science and Technology]. Ounongo Repository.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.nust.na/jspui/handle/10628/694-
dc.descriptionTHESIS PRESENTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ENGLISH AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS AT THE NAMIBIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NUST) SUPERVISOR: PROFESSOR SARALA KRISHNAMURTHYen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores feminist consciousness in three black female writers’ works: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (1982), Neshani Andreas' The Purple Violet of Oshaantu (2001), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (2013). This is a qualitative, desktop study grounded on the radical feminist theoretical framework, whose main argument is that the main cause of female oppression is patriarchy, and hence the female characters in the select texts challenge patriarchy in an attempt to regain their voice and identity. The aim of this research is to enable the reader to understand the impact that patriarchy has on women in male-dominated societies, and the manner and context in which the select black female writers have expressed this concern. The argument is that the Walker, Andreas and Adichie negotiate spaces for women through their select works, which conscientise women of their oppression so that they can unite, subvert patriarchy, and become emancipated in all aspects of society. The study also establishes that the select texts’ reference to the purple colour represents women’s strength and resilience, freedom and equality.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectThesis - Namibiaen_US
dc.subjectFeminist consciousnessen_US
dc.subjectBlack female writersen_US
dc.subjectThe Color Purpleen_US
dc.subjectThe Purple Violet of Oshaantuen_US
dc.subjectPurple Hibiscusen_US
dc.subjectDesktop studyen_US
dc.subjectRadical feminist theoretical frameworken_US
dc.subjectFemale oppressionen_US
dc.subjectPatriarchyen_US
dc.subjectMale-dominated societiesen_US
dc.titleExploring feminist consciousness in The color Purple, The Purple Violet of Oshaantu and Purple Hibiscusen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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