Patriarchy: Asphyxiating the Dreams of Women in Marita Golden’s And Do Remember Me
Keywords:Patriarchy, Gender, Family, Relationship
African societal system isinsinuated to bemore patriarchal in nature and encompassed with uneven gender relations which corrode the entire familial and value systems of Africa,having resulted irrevocable deterioration. This paper aspires to dredge the various layers of patriarchy in accordance with the following African contexts:examiningthe patriarchal structure,the relationship between the genders,servitude of women and the cry for emancipation. The paper also scrutinizes the evolution, place, role,consequences of patriarchy and its impacton African women.Further, the studyexplicates how theimpact of patriarchy has reverberated the issues pertained to economical stability, decision-making, role played by the head of a family,treatment towards children and thecompatibilitybetween parents and children. In addition, the researcherendeavors to analyze the root cause of gender-based violence. The findings of this article have succored the researcher to comprehend better about the texture of African familiesand thereby to evaluate relationships in general andamong families in particular.
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