Isonguyo Akpan


This paper interrogates gender dynamics and female activism in Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again. The paper is a literary research and so, relies on close reading of the primary text, using Clenora Hudson-Weems’ Africana Womanism as its theoretical position. Findings in this paper reveal that, unlike in some male-authored literary works, where women are relegated to the fringes of the society’s schema on the premise of gender roles, Ola Rotimi reconstructs gender, womanhood and portrays women as activists, assertive and active participants in the socio-political calculus of their societies. The paper concludes that the author’s portraiture of women reflects the envisioned collapse of patriarchal structures, as well as, prominence of female individuality in contemporary African societies.


Gender, Activism, Africana Womanism, Female individuality.

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