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'Siddon Look' or 'Go-Getter': Identity and Generation Gap in Contemporary Women's Writing

AA Ezeigbo

Abstract


This paper examines the shift in the portrayal of the image of women from traditional to contemporary times. An in-depth study of the female characters in literary texts drawn from Africa and the African Diaspora reveals that women's writings are more challenging in outlook; hence, the creation of a new identity on the literary scene. In addition, the paper gives certain reasons for the shift and shows the degree of success some contemporary writers have attained in a society that is deeply patriarchal.



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