International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Literature | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023

Forms of Resistance Shown by Female Characters in the Selected Novels of Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Payaswini [2] | Dr. Stuti Prasad [2]

Abstract: The present research paper attempts to bring the perspective of 'portrayal of resistance' by female characters in the two novels - Petals of Blood and a Grain of Wheat of the famous novelist Nugui Wa Thiong'o. It studies the different modes of resistance portrayed by the African women in the common background of African struggle for independence from British Colonialism and it's aftermath in the African Society. Despite the inequality between men and women, the Gikuyu tribe remembers the time when women were not marginalized but were the ruling forces hosting a matriarchal society, proving that there is nothing inherently weaker about their women than their men. This research paper aims to bring into light the instances through which the female characters showed resistance against patriarchal society to claim what had always belonged to them.

Keywords: Petals of Blood, A Grain of Wheat, Female Characters, Modes of Resistance, African Society

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1978 - 1979

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