Journal Research in Peace, Gender and Development (JRPGD) Vol. 4(6) pp. 111-120, September, 2014 . DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/jrpgd.2014.041. Copyright © 2014 International Research Journals             

 

Review

Portrayal of the African Woman in Half Of A Yellow Sun

Gloria Ajami Makokha

Department of Languages, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication,  Kibabii University College

P.O. Box 1699-50200, Bungoma- Kenya

E-mail: glomakokha@yahoo.com

Abstract            

 

As a result of being disregarded in the patriarchal African society, African women have faced the need to negotiate their identity through various platforms, and literature is one of them. This paper examines how Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Half Of A Yellow Sun, articulates the place of women characters in the Nigerian society. This novel is set in the colonial and postcolonial era: before, during and after the Biafran War in Nigeria, that took place between 1967 and 1970. Nigerian women in the novel face numerous challenges as they attempt to establish their place in the society. 

Keywords: Portrayal, Construction; African Woman; Half Of A Yellow Sun; Biafran War; Nigeria.