Voice of Subjugated and Unfulfilled Gender, in Emecheta’s Novel: “The Joys of Motherhood”


Voice of Subjugated and Unfulfilled Gender, in Emecheta’s Novel: “The Joys of Motherhood”

Keerthi, D. Arunadevi

Keerthi, D. Arunadevi "Voice of Subjugated and Unfulfilled Gender, in Emecheta’s Novel: “The Joys of Motherhood”" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | IHVLE-18 , March 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD16065.pdf

The changing scenario of women has been one of the major themes in African women’s fiction. As an eminent writer Emecheta ,highlights the difficulties that women faces in modern Nigerian society. Emecheta,was born in 1944 in Nigeria to Igbo parents. She is a writer with piercing teeth and shirring fingers. According to her female characters nurtured ambitions as Centre of marriage and procreation. Cooking the family meals, honouring the husband bed and merging with home environment is considered to be her duties. Emecheta states that, the woman in present scenario acts as daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, mistress and not as a powerful woman. Emecheta through her novels illustrates how the identity of women is erased from the history of the Nigerian country.The Joys of Motherhood, describes the circumscribe existence of Nnu Ego a dutiful Nigerian wife and mother, who suffers poverty and humiliation in a traditional polygamous marriage.Emecheta depicts the fate of women oppressed, sexually manipulated and demonstrates through the central characters Nnu Ego.

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Special Issue | IHVLE-18 , March 2018

2394-9333

IJTRD16065