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dc.contributor.advisorSayeh, Samira
dc.contributor.advisorJewers, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorMba, Mary Orieji
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-08T19:17:03Z
dc.date.available2017-01-08T19:17:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-31
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:13432
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/22532
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation studies responses and reactions to domestic violence with special emphasis on madness in three major sub-Saharan francophone novels from West and Central Africa. These novels include Mariama Bâ's Un Chant écarlate (1981) (Scarlet Song), Myriam Warner-Vieyra's Juletane (1982), and Sony Labou Tansi's Les yeux du volcan (1988). It studies the concept of madness as a myth and a cultural construction, as well as how women, to serve their own ends, can appropriate madness and inflict violence on others. It not only studies the violence done to women by men, but all forms of domestic violence, which include those done by women to men, by parents to their children, by in-laws and extended family members to wives of the family, and among co-wives. It also studies the role of the community as perpetrator of domestic violence as presented in the novels that studied.
dc.format.extent244 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectGender studies
dc.subjectAfrican studies
dc.subjectWomen's studies
dc.subjectDomestic violence
dc.subjectMadness
dc.subjectMythology
dc.subjectResponse and Reaction
dc.subjectSpirit exorcism
dc.subjectSuperstition
dc.titleSAVED BY MADNESS: RESPONSES AND REACTIONS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN NOVELS.
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberJewers, Caroline
dc.contributor.cmtememberFourny, Diane
dc.contributor.cmtememberBooker, Tom
dc.contributor.cmtememberAjayi-Soyinka, Omofolabo
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineFrench & Italian
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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