Women's objectification as depicted in Beyala’s : the sun hath looked upon me and in Phiri’s the highway queen

Other Title(s)

L’objectivation des femmes telle qu’elle est décrite dans C’est le soleil qui m’a brulé de Beyala et dans : the Highway Queen de Phiri

Author

Maziati, Martha

Source

Journal of Languages and Translation

Issue

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (31 Jan. 2022), pp.36-44, 9 p.

Publisher

Benbouali Hassiba University of Chlef Faculty of Foreign Languages Laboratory of Information and Communication Technologies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Translation

Publication Date

2022-06-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

9

Main Subjects

Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

This article seeks to contribute to discourse on literature by carrying out a comparative and contrastive analysis of the image of the rebellious woman in The sun hath looked upon me written by Calixthe Beyala and The Highway Queen written by Violet Phiri.

Drawing from the depiction of the unruly woman in the African society, this article explores the expressive function of literature to define prostitution which is viewed as the most disreputable female career.

The essence of this research is to accentuate the instability caused by prostitution on the woman and her family and also on the creation of invisible masculinities.

This reading is grounded on Spivak's subaltern theory “can the subaltern speak? ” Moreover, this work determines that literature has a part to play in our communities.

This work concludes that women become prostitutes when the society treats them unfairly.

Abstract FRE

Cet article cherche à contribuer au discours sur la littérature en réalisant une analyse comparative et contrastive de l’image de la femme rebelle dans C’est le soleil qui m’a brulé de Calixthe Beyala et The Highway Queen de Violet Phiri.

S’inspirant de la représentation de la femme indisciplinée dans la société africaine, cet article explore la fonction expressive de la littérature pour définir la prostitution qui est considérée comme la carrière féminine la plus peu recommandable.

L’essence de cette recherche est d’accentuer l’instabilité causée par la prostitution sur la femme et sa famille et aussi sur la création de masculinités invisibles.

Cette lecture est fondée sur la théorie subalterne de Spivak « les subalterne peuvent-elles parler ? » De plus, ce travail détermine que la littérature a un rôle à jouer dans les communautés.

Ce travail conclut que les femmes deviennent des prostituées lorsque la société les traite injustement.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Maziati, Martha. 2022. Women's objectification as depicted in Beyala’s : the sun hath looked upon me and in Phiri’s the highway queen. Journal of Languages and Translation،Vol. 2, no. 1, pp.36-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392752

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Maziati, Martha. Women's objectification as depicted in Beyala’s : the sun hath looked upon me and in Phiri’s the highway queen. Journal of Languages and Translation Vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 2022), pp.36-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392752

American Medical Association (AMA)

Maziati, Martha. Women's objectification as depicted in Beyala’s : the sun hath looked upon me and in Phiri’s the highway queen. Journal of Languages and Translation. 2022. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp.36-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1392752

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 44

Record ID

BIM-1392752