Kenyan Women’s Literature from Postcolonial Feminist Perspective: Six Stories by Storymoja Writers

  • Mikhail D. Gromov United States International University Kenya

Abstract

Post-colonial feminism

Post-colonial feminism, as one of the relatively recent but no less powerful tenets in modern humanitarian theories, has since its formative days been struggling against many social ailments that have been gnawing at post-colonial societies since and even before the days of decolonization. To wit, adepts of post-colonial feminist stand indexed patriarchy as the root cause of the ailments; patriarchy, in its traditional (pre-colonial), colonial and modernized versions. For the working definition of patriarchy, in this study we will dare use (being conscious, obviously, of scholarly works on the subject of far superior excellence) an account presented by a popular web-based source – for this account, in our view, provides a concise but rather exhaustive description of the entire phenomenon of patriarchy and its implications.

Key words: patriarchy, feminism, literature, Africa, women

Author Biography

Mikhail D. Gromov, United States International University Kenya
Dr. Gromov is an Assistant professor of Literature at the United States International University.
Published
2017-01-14

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eISSN: 1998-1279