Globalization and the African woman: A study of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s trilogy

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Adeosun, A.O
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Department of English, University of Lagos
Globalisation has economic roots and political consequences, but this thesis is aimed at appraising the impact of globalisation through the lens of three selected novels of Akachi Ezeigbo. The impact of globalisation on culture and the impact of culture on globalisation merit discussion. In addition, in today’s globalized society, the notion of identity is becoming increasingly complex, especially with an added complication of post-colonization in African countries. People’s personal and cultural history had been destroyed as one of the implications of colonial rule and consequently, globalisation. Working closely within the African context and literature, it is pertinent to see how an African writer such as Ezeigbo perceives the relationship between colonization and globalisation as well as explores globalisation issues in her writings. Most commonly affected with the concept of culture and traditions in African societies are women, hence the study strives to determine how Akachi Ezeigbo as an African woman involved in the African struggle, perceives globalisation and explores the concept in her trilogy: Last of the Strong Ones, House of Symbols and Children of the Eagle. Thus, the main preoccupation of this thesis is to explore the impact of globalisation on the African woman both in the rural and urban setting. In many ways, these selected novels of Akachi Ezeigbo depict the changing experiences of the African women as they come in contact with the way things are done in other parts of the world.
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Globalisation, Literature, African, Women, Ezeigbo, Culture, Identity, Colonialism
Adeosun, A. O. (2018). Globalization and the African woman: A study of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s trilogy. Lagos Review of English Studies (LARES): A Journal of Language & Literary Studies, 18(1); 214-237.