Cultural Pitfalls and Splinters That Hinder Women’s Empowerment in Butchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood

Abstract

Regarded as the fair sex in the traditional society, Igbo women come across traditional barriers that bedevil human dignity and bring them to sooth their voice into an acceptance of their degrading social status. In so being, it will be interesting, in this paper, to browse through the pages of social obstacles that torn apart the Igbo women’s elan toward empowerment. Thereby, an in-depth analysis of the Igbo stratification will put on surface the real and various obstacles that give ground to women’s disability to climb the scales of freedom and power of all kinds.

Keywords: Customs, Empowerment, Male-Female, Patriarchy, Right


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