Feminism and Identity Construction in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

dc.contributor.advisorRoza, M.H.
dc.contributor.advisorGageldonk, M. van
dc.contributor.authorStraat, R. van de
dc.description.abstractThis bachelor thesis is about feminism and identity construction in the works of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie. It will deal with three texts: an essay called “We Should All be Feminists”, a short story collection called The Thing Around Your Neck, and Adichie’s most recent novel Americanah. I discuss that Adichie observes how essential characteristics are still ascribed to gender and race. She proposes that this must be changed in order to improve the way the world functions. She identifies herself as an anti-essentialist as she states that society should not look at a person’s sex or skin color but at each individual’s qualities. Americanah’s female protagonist manages to overcome the limited role ascribed to her as a black woman in American society. This way Adichie shows her anti-essentialist sentiments, and her confidence in women to find their way and construct their own individual identities despite a ll the odds.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Letterenen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeBachelor Engelse taal en cultuuren_US
dc.titleFeminism and Identity Construction in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.en_US
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