The Market Metaphor and Women Empowerment in Contemporary Nigerian Drama: A Study of Three Plays

Uche-Chinemere Nwaozuzu

Abstract


The importance of market in human society has been recognized not only from the practical utilitarian point of view but also from the theoretical dimensions of economics, anthropology and other social sciences. In most traditional society, the market like other institutionalized components of the community, started in a relatively simple pattern and gradually developed into a relatively complex and heterogeneous organization where women play an important part. The aim of this paper is to investigate the portraiture of women in the market place in three contemporary Nigerian plays and examine the signification of this against the larger backdrop of women’s economic, social and political empowerment in traditional society.

Keywords


Market, Metaphor, Drama, Women, Empowerment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.8n.2p.79

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