A Marxist Reading of Mariama Bâ's So Long a Letter

https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlts.v2i2.155

Authors

  • Hamzat Nauzo Abdulkadir Department of English, University of Abuja, Anuja

Keywords:

Marxism, inequality, feminism, radicalism, exploitation

Abstract

This work examines Mariama Bâ's So Long a Letter from a Marxist perspective. It explores the radical and feminist tendencies on the stereotype of African women with the awareness that women are equal with men without prejudice to the interpretation of the theory of creation. Based on Marxist theoretical framework, our analysis shows that the oppression and exploitation of women is a process involving women themselves. The woman, in effect, continually reproduces the conditions of her subservience as Marx will add, through alienation, competition, rivalry and docility. Through alienation, women forfeit their rights to be the initiators and controllers of their historical processes. The study concludes that Marxist Feminist must practically engage in struggle against inequality and all manifestations of oppression and exploitation of women.

Author Biography

Hamzat Nauzo Abdulkadir , Department of English, University of Abuja, Anuja

Dr Hamzat Nauzo Abdulkadir is an Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Abuja. Dr Abdulkadir is currently the Head of Department of English.

Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Abdulkadir , H. N. . (2021). A Marxist Reading of Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter. International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies, 2(2), 67–75. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlts.v2i2.155