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Concretizing the Emerging Subverted Normative Portraiture in the Metaphor ‘Unbowed’

Show simple item record Pamela Ngonga Odhacha Kepha Kitche Magak, Muhoma Akinyi Catherine 2020-12-04T08:28:19Z 2020-12-04T08:28:19Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Autobiographical discourses written by women globally in their perceptions indicate that women are struggling to dismantle patriarchal structures, seeking to deter them from mainstreaming gender. The paper looks at a subverted portrait from the normative gender identity in Wangari Maathai’s Unbowed, sampled purposively. Tenets of New Historicism and Gender theory are used in analysing data. Analytical research design with data collected through textual reading and analyzed by content, are used. Findings indicate that Wangari defines herself as ‘Unbowed’ to imply defiance and resilience. She seeks to be viewed differently from how the society has viewed women in the past. She narrates how she helps shape up and transforms Kenya’s government into a democracy in which she later serves. Wangari’s fearless strength in adversity, creative approach to building a peaceful, healthy planet; hard work inspiring and empowering women are accolades that culminate into her being crowned a Nobel Peace laureate. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Social Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Portrait, Subversion, Unbowed, Normative, Gender, Identity en_US
dc.title Concretizing the Emerging Subverted Normative Portraiture in the Metaphor ‘Unbowed’ en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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