Thesis On Nervous Conditions

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Assignment 01
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Cover page: page 1
Context page: page 2
Question Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga: page 3 to page 6
Bibliography: page 7
Plagiarism report: page 8

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
I will be discussing African traditional and westernized lifestyles in relation to the book Nervous Conditions. I will be concentrating on the female characters and their encounters with the cultural oppressive boundaries set upon them.
In African Tradition women were/are seen less valuable than men and treated as second-class citizens and in most black families the men are higher on the patriarchy and placed in the centre of family and community life. In marriage women were/are abused or utilized by the men in their lives. Once married a women becomes a possession and voiceless. African communities also believed that a woman can only be happy in her marriage if she is able to have children, and preferably male children, and if she cannot then she is considered a failure or a curse. It was/is also acceptable for African men to marry more women without even consulting their first wife. Work for women in African tradition are also restricted to their homes, and if a women would like to get a higher levels …show more content…

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