Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 5(6), pp. 408 - 416
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050603
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Differentiating African and Western Feminisms through Room Symbolism

André Kaboré *
Department of Anglophone Studies, Université Ouaga I Pr. Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso


The current study is a comparative analysis of the room symbolism in some Western and African feminist writings, such as Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, Monique Ilboudo's 'Le féminisme au Burkina Faso: mythes et réalités?', and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should all be Feminists. Thus, this paper tries to shed light on these female writers' projections of feminism by 'decoding' the room images found in their works and by making comparative projections that demonstrate the necessity to make a distinction between African and Western feminisms.

Feminism, Room, Interpretative Community, Westernization, Gender Identity

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[1] André Kaboré , "Differentiating African and Western Feminisms through Room Symbolism," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 408 - 416, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050603.

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André Kaboré (2017). Differentiating African and Western Feminisms through Room Symbolism. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5(6), 408 - 416. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050603.