Postgraduate Research Student
"Representations of Male Experiences, Patriarchy, and Masculinity in Postcolonial African Women’s Writing."
Gender in African literature has always been analysed from feminine perspectives with a focus on female characters. Therefore, an examination of male characters’ experiences, lives, and performances remains obfuscated. Moreover, when scholars examine masculinity as a gendered category, they tend to consider women as victims who need liberation while men as agents of patriarchy. As a corrective, my dissertation will examine male characters’ experiences in a patriarchal society and demonstrate that men are also victims of patriarchy, as depicted in the novels.
Fatiha's wider research interests include gender, culture, and social issues.
Algerian Government Grant