The portrayal of main female characters from across country using the postcolonial feminism approach :a study on four novels from India, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Singapore

Marie Albina, Ho Pei Pei. (2008) The portrayal of main female characters from across country using the postcolonial feminism approach :a study on four novels from India, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Singapore. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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THE PORTRAYAL OF MAIN FEMALE CHARACTERS FROM ACROSS COUNTRY USING THE POSTCOLONIAL FEMINISM APPROACH , A STUDY ON FOUR NOVELS FROM INDIA, MALAYSIA, NIGERIA, AND SINGAPORE 24 pgs.pdf

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Abstract

This study aims to find out the portrayal of main female characters in novels by female authors from postcolonial countries, in which the foci are on the placement of women in her culture and society, the strength to rise as a woman, and the influence of double colonization upon these women. The texts used are; (i)Joss and Gold by Shirley Lim, (ii)Following the Wrong God Home by Catherine Lim, (iii) Arranged Marriages by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and (iv)The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta. Data collection is done through textual analysis using the postcolonial feminism theoretical framework. The results of this study shows distinctive cultural bondage exists and determines the placement of women in her society. Besides that, the emergence of female figures is prominent due to circumstances these women encountered. However, double colonization occurs and is inevitable amongst postcolonial women. The findings of this study bridge the existing knowledge gap noted from related previous studies.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.)--Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiction--Women authors, Fiction--Novelists, undergraduate, 2008, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 07:01
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 07:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/6764

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