During her young and difficult life, she started writing letters to God and express how she feels. She had tremendous abused from her father Alphonso who raped, beaten, and impregnated her twice. She presumed that Alphonso also killed her children after she delivered them. Alphonso had a new wife after her mother died. After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert.
In the case of Marsha, she was convicted to life imprisonment after her son was stillborn due to a miscarriage. Her poverty and past of drug abuse framed her as a bad mother and labeled her as a murderer despite her efforts to revive the child. Women are in prison for minor offences and have been sentenced for extended amounts of time. Current sentencing laws are based on male characteristics and male crime and thus fail to take into account the reality of women 's lives, characteristics, responsibilities, and roles in crime. Gender pathways to law breaking are dominated by females who had suffered from physical and/or sexual abuse, labeled as troublesome (juveniles), neglected, powerless to have agency.
Themes in Alice Walker the Color Purple Introduction Alice walker is the author of the color purple; the novel was released in 1982 and has won two major awards, which are, best fiction from the national book award and the Pulitzer award for best fiction (Alsen, 45). The book has since been adopted into musical and film while retaining the same name. The book focuses on African American women’s lives in the southern state of Georgia (LaGrone, 53). Moreover, the book paints a picture of how low the African woman is regarded in the social culture of Americans. Alice walker is not only known as being an Afro-American writer but is known for her use of dominant themes.
They remain blood sucker in the form of human leech in her life. The protagonist of the novel is anarrator. She is anuneducated and fourteen year black girl who lives in the south. She has to suffer a lot because of her ownfather, Alphonso,who sexually exploits
As shown in the story the key by Nnedi okorafor. She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds.
The Color Purple unfolds the panorama of black female reality of neo- slavery period that takes shape in the smithy of black male brutality towards black females, racial/ patriarchal oppression and misogynist assumptions. The novel focuses on the process of the self-discovery of an unlettered black southern woman. It traces the gradual growth of her radicalization and empowerment through female bonding, education and self-employment. The black feminist analysis reveals how black female radicalism, embracing of womanism, exploration of black heritage and resultant self- determination bring to fruition Celie’s quest for identity and history. Celie succeeds in her quest for identity and history by developing an understanding of her roots and heritage and acquiring the awareness that she has a right to happiness, passion, creativity and emotional fulfilment.
Beloved by Toni Morrison is a deep soul touching novel that tells the story of a mother who loves her children intensely that she murders one of them to save her from the exposure to cruel slavery. This act is not accepted among members of the community and in return the community shuns the members of 124. Slavery forced Sethe to take an action towards extreme measures with her baby daughter not thinking about future affects it could have upon her other children. The novel moves us back and forth through multiple flashbacks to see the perspective of Sethe, Paul D, Denver and Beloved allowing us to further understand how and why they behave the way they do. Although Denver is indirectly affected by slavery, it still remains a strong component
One night, she heard her parents arguing and struggling in terrible wrath to each other and saw that they are struggling for the knife where her father had ordered her to take the knife away from her mother’s hand and so she followed and tossed it out the window. Engracia continuously spat and slapped Pio as soon as she was released from his grasp then clutched Martha and told her words that were foreign and strange, words that were only half-understood but Martha was crying. When Martha was eighteen, she fully understood the night that had been a blur to her when she was still twelve. She fell in love with a guy not older than herself, and her seriousness and innocence with love hindered things such as fun or flings and she asked him about their marriage and he just laughed at her. After her heartbreak, Martha had inflamed the hatred she kept against her father for
ABSTRACT The article discusses one of the most integral components of African American female writing which has its roots from ancient African traditions which is Motherhood. Renowned Black female authors have all treated motherhood in various forms in their novels and stressed the important role it plays in strengthening their lives and that of the society. The authors themselves have looked up to their literary foremothers for inspiration for their works of art. They have tried to defy the stereotypical portrayal of a woman as mammy, domineering, Jezebels and Sapphires and even went to the extent of negative portrayal. The article stresses the importance Motherhood has gained over the back drop of slavery, Patriarchy and racism and how it
She becomes one among the other girls in that place; she shares a room with five members; Anitha, the half-frowning girl, Pushpa, the coughing woman, her two children Harish and Sahanna. Lakshmi’s thirst for education purges her to steal Pushpa’s son Harish, the David Beckam boy’s books and later he becomes her teacher. Pushpa is a widow and she develops disease, so Mumtaz asks her to sell her daughter Jeena, but she refuses, so Mumtaz throws her out without humanity. Anitha, once tried to escape from the place she was caught and the gundas broke her face, that incident left her face frown forever. Lakshmi happens to develop feeling for a street boy who sells tea and magazins for the girls.