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Kenyan Women’s Literature in Swahili as a Factor of Female Rights Development

Authors
  • Gromov, Mikhail
Publication Date
Jun 13, 2022
Source
African Journals Online
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English
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Abstract

In a previously published article, the author of this study asserted that feminism, as a system of views establishing and defending equal rights and opportunities for women, has acquired a profound stand in Kenyan literature already since its formation period, the first decades of the country’s independence, in the works of such writers as Grace Ogot, Rebecca Njau, Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye and others, whose names now rightfully and deservedly form the treasury of Kenyan writing. In their books these writers were addressing the whole variety of problems that modern Kenyan women were faced with, forming new post-colonial mentality in concern with these problems and their solutions both in female and male audiences (primarily addressing the former) – and thus contributing to the advancement of Kenyan society (see Gromov 2017).

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