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Class Note for LIT. 418: FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS

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FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS When modernism gave way to postmodernism, it was to allow for a free reign of expression and a heterogenous perception of issues; what Frederic James describes as “the restructure of certain elements of modernist traditions”. It has been argued by other scholars that postmodernism is a contradictory phenomenon, which , according...

LIT. 203: ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

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  ZORA NEALE HURSTON'S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD   Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. Hurston was the fifth of eight children, and while she was still a toddler, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town...

SIMPLIFYING THE ACADEMICS

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It is with great pleasure I welcome you to this platform, and more importantly, to this segment where we focus on academic issues. True, our major concerns are with issue of gender; but as you would recall, the main thrust of the website is the promotion of everything related to the female gender. Therefore, our progress towards the academics is...

For the love of books

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  Hi there, I'm sorry I've been scarce. I was ill for a while but I'm better now, I was also very busy after I recovered. I even attended an alumni reunion in my secondary school but I'm back now and I'll try not to disappear again. If you're wondering how the the party was, it was very fine. I...

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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  The story centres around the life of Celie, the novel’s protagonist. After being raped by her stepfather, she is warned not to tell anyone; otherwise it would kill her mother. Cowed by this threat, Celie chooses to tell God by writing him letters on the matter as well as other harrowing experiences she goes through. The stepfather, Alphonso (Fonso for...

Buchi Emecheta : The Joys Of Motherhood

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Nwokocha Agbadi is a proud, handsome and wealthy local chief. Although he has many wives he finds a woman named Ona more attractive. Ona (a priceless jewel) is the name he has given her. Ona is the daughter of a chief. When she was young, her father took her everywhere he went, saying she was his ornament, and Nwokocha...

Book Review : Purple Hibiscus

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Purple hibiscus is a story of the tragic disintegration of a family, seen through the eyes of a teenager, Kambili, who is herself a victim. The family in question-the Achikes- live in affluence, which is characterized by generosity and a great sense of religious devotion. It is this later attribute which, when perverted, paradoxically devastates the family. The patriarch of the family,...

Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

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Short Summary So long a letter is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by Ramatoulaye who has recently been widowed. The letter addressed to her old friend Aissatou is a record of her emotional survival after her husband's abrupt decision to take a second wife. His choice is Binetou, the best friend of their first daughter. She...

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

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The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of...

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

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The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of...

jane eyre by charlotte bronte- African rubiz books

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JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike...

Jane eyre by charlotte bronte-African rubiz books

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JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike...

The plight of the unmarried lady

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The plight of the unmarried lady  Some centuries back, young girls were raised with the main intention of preparing them for marriage. Mothers taught their daughters, right from infantry, useful skills that they assumed would be useful in their husbands’ homes. Cooking, general cleaning of the house, child-rearing were all very important courses. Before age 20, most females were married...

The Life of a Career Woman

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The Life of a Career Woman Janet was running late for the seminar in which she was to represent the school she worked for. The seminar had its participants as counselors from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The seminar was held to enlighten the counselors on how to cope with the challenging needs of counseling the variety of students that...

HELP! I’M THIRTY AND SINGLE

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HELP! I’M THIRTY AND SINGLE An unmarried woman is called several names in different languages, varying slightly in meaning and polarity, but mostly leaning towards the negative side. Generally, an unmarried woman is called a spinster. Not every female is a spinster, but every female who is above the marriageable age and unmarried is definitely a spinster. A spinster mostly...

Too much sleep can cause health risks

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Too much sleep can cause health risks Smoke, alcohol, drugs, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, few hours of sleep and too much sleep, what do these things have in common? All of them, without exception, cause damage to our health and can lead to an early death, too much sleep. According to a recent survey by the University of Sydney in Australia, people...

The African Woman

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The African Woman "African women" would be a term that refers to the body of female-humans who are citizens of one of the 54 Countries in the African continent. She is usually appraised as being "black and beautiful" and "the seat of endless love and sacrifice". The traditional African woman is trained to be conservative within the society, she views herself...

Female Genital Mutilation And You

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Female Genital Mutilation And You Before I was 15 I had noticed that my genitals have been mutilated was the expression of a young African lady with several dreams and aspirations. It not uncommon to find several young women with such experience and even worse battling with this and many more types of illnesses as a result of this type of...

Breastfeeding And Your Baby

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Breastfeeding And Your Baby After nine months of pregnancy, every mother is happy to delivery her baby boy or girl and move on with her life. she quickly breast feeds him and then change to the baby food because of the type of work and job and she has to do. In a fast-paced society, it is quicker for her to...

Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman

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Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman

Fashion Sense and Culture Of The Modern Woman Dressing has been a very long tradition of man's history. Long before modernization and civilization erupted in the society, dressing has been an integral part of every culture and tradition, no matter the type and environ. Due to modernization and westernization, several things have crept into the culture and lives of Africans especially...

African Volunteers for Women Empowerment

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  The African Volunteers for Women Empowerment is a pet project of a feminist, author of the novel Awero You are a Woman(2014) and Lecturer of Portuguese language, Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr AnikeAde Omidire Ruth. Founded in 2015 in conjunction with professionally and vocationally skilled members, hers is a non-profit organisation dedicated to imparting positive values in...

Women, Technology and The Bigger Space

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Women, Technology and The Bigger Space Every day, we are left with little or no choice than to use the technology available to us to get one thing or the other done. The movement from one place to another is aided by the use of technology. The medium by which you are reading this article is also aided by the...

 

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