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Title:Cultural literacy and educational empowerment of women in the 21st century: a study of 'Into the world', 'Nneora: an African doll's house' and 'Our wife is not a woman'
Author:Udengwu, NgoziISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Performance Review (ISSN 1753-5964)
Volume:4
Issue:1
Pages:35-50
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:drama
women
empowerment
About persons:Onyeka Onyekuba
Stella 'Dia OyedepoISNI
Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh
Abstract:Higher education for women in Nigeria was unthinkable prior to 1970. This changed with the educational reform of 1970, which provided educational access to all Nigerian children, irrespective of sex. However, Nigerian women are still educationally backward and this disparity is replicated in the workforce. This article explores how the educational empowerment of women in Nigeria has been undermined by their cultural mindset. This is done by an analysis of three plays: Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh's 'Nneora: an African doll's house' (2005); Onyeka Onyekuba's 'Into the world' (1990); and Stella Oyedepo's 'Our wife is not a woman' (2004). The characters in these plays represent three categories of women in their task of managing conflict between cultural literacy and educational empowerment. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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