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Listening to her story: Life, love and liberation in Ama Ata Aidoo's “Changes: A Love Story”


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Abstract (summary)

This research analyzes Ama Ma Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story. The research focuses on how the novel addresses the intersection of gender, class and nation in relation to the empowerment of African women as they face the oppression and exploitation of existing in a white and androcentric world. Aidoo works to dismantle systems of oppression and discrimination by writing about the complexities of Ghanaian women.

Aidoo has strong women characters who serve as catalyst for change in their societies. What is clear from this study is that Aidoo's main concern is the empowerment of African women. This is represented in her writing style, which is a stream of consciousness presented by possibilities set before women as they begin to take charge of their lives.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Womens studies;
Sub Saharan Africa Studies;
Gender studies
Classification
0453: Womens studies
0639: Sub Saharan Africa Studies
0733: Gender studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Ghana
Title
Listening to her story: Life, love and liberation in Ama Ata Aidoo's “Changes: A Love Story”
Author
Lang, Charmaine Renee Yaa
Number of pages
60
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0582
Source
MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124785219
Advisor
Furusa, Munashe
University/institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1498926
ProQuest document ID
883978245
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/883978245
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