Manhood patronage as transmutation in the novels of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Chimamanda Adichie
Most deep-seated feminists find writing as a veritable medium for not only reacting to the unpleasant challenges of women, but also for creating female characters who are burdened with revolts against men. On the other hand, their male characters are rather entrusted with roles that portray their weaknesses. It is this consideration that has generated the controversies that trailed the institution of feminist discourses in emerging Nigerian literature. However, female writers have begun to consider portraying the flaws of women more than those of men, with the supposition that a less apologetic approach be employed in this regard. They are rather projected to instigate the woman‟s consciousness to the outcome and dividends of self appraisal. In this circumstance, there is a reduction in the vehemence of earlier feminist models. It is with the supposition of such transmutation that this paper examines the pointers to African female writers‟ enlistment in feminist conciliation, with a focus here on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Chimamanda Adichie. This comes within the framework of the overall repercussion of the feminist conjectures on the continent‟s literary output.
Keywords: Manhood, Feminist writing.