Okot P’ Bitek’s Song of Lawino: Singing About the Right Of Present African Women
|Author(s)||by Fidelis N. Echendu, Christopher Babatunde Ogunyemi|
|Keywords||‘Femafricanist’, Okot p’Bitek, ‘Song of Lawino’, pumpkin in the homestead|
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This paper visualizes Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino using the ‘femafricanist’ critical methodology in critical analysis. This work probes pungently into Ogundipe-Leslie’s swipe on Song of Lawino and its author faulting the basis upon which her views were made. Song of Lawino delineates a socio-political pre-occupation in the emerging African nations, with recourse to its trends and prognosis. Lawino is projected as the true image of the oppressed African woman who has been deprived for centuries by her male counterpart. Consequently, Lawino is seen as being in the same shoes with Ramatoulaye and Aissatou in Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter and Nnu Ego in Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood. The major achievement of p’Bitek in the poem is his ability to portray the level of deprivation of the African woman and her seemingly endless struggles to free herself from her bondage.
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