Fatiha Bouanani

Postgraduate Research Student


 Research Interests

Thesis Title

"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.  

Research Funding

Algerian Government Grant