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Title: POLITICS AND GENDER IN NIGERIAN DRAMA: A STUDY OF SELECT PLAYS OF TESS ONWUEME AND IRENE SALAMI-AGUNLOYE
Authors: AKO, ALI SULE
Keywords: POLITICS, GENDER, IRENE
NIGERIAN DRAMA, SELECT PLAYS, TESS ONWUEME, SALAMI-AGUNLOYE
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Abstract: Politics and gender are major drivers that determine the nature of the socio-political, economic and cultural life of many societies. In this opinion, this work examines the select plays of Tess Onwueme’s The Broken Calabash, The Reign of Wazobia, Omoge: Break Dancer and Irene Salami-Agunloye’s More Than Dancing, Sweet Revenge and Idia, the Warrior Queen of Benin. The work interrogates the questions of equality of both genders by drawing allusions from both textual and extra textual existential contexts. In collecting the data for this work, the research employs qualitative research method. To critically examine the challenges of politics and gender issues in Nigeria, the work situates the various arguments presented on the liberal feminist theory which focuses on gender equality in the public spheres. The research found that successive governments in Nigeria have put in place policies which attempt to promote women active participation in politics but these policies have been drowned by the cultural framing of paternalistic society. As a result, not much has been achieved in this regard. Other findings include the absence of legislation that provide for gender sensitivity in public life, leading to the disenfranchisement of women and a disabled economic power. The research concludes that drama is a potent tool for sustaining the gender discourse. The research recommends quality education of women and a deliberate effort by women to break patriarchal barriers.
Description: POLITICS AND GENDER IN NIGERIAN DRAMA
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/761
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