The play Aminata was written by Francis Imbuga (_) a Kenyan playwright. Setting It is set in Kenya. The play is centered on Aminata, a daughter to late. You may have read the play “Aminata”, which is coincidentally a literature That is, can a writer, like Francis Imbuga write about his people ie. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. how can I get an eBook. Selected pages. Title Page. Contents. Section 1. 1. Section 2. Section 3. Section 4.

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It is through Aminata, therefore, that the playwright deconstructs the patriarchal wisdom that women are only meant for domestic chores. I would like one of us to elaborate more on the notes of women emancipation in the play aminata.

Aminata: A play (Plays for school series) by Francis Imbuga

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These are good ideas and I appreciated them back then as I do now. Good stuff that is a critical analysis and response Like Like. This could help prove the fact that if Imbuga was to use English phrases, it would deter cultural authenticity, thus though it may sound aminqta to the normal English speaker, it is an aspect of culture aminaha African phraseology is used.

Tatuu rated it it was amazing Mar 19, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Imbuga examines gender issues with great sensitivity in his plays. It all talks about women emancipation and change in society due to modernisation.

During arguments with Rosina Jumba constantly reminds her how he is the head of the family. Unless, the reader is aware that African tradition demanded that only men can eat chicken, among other prestigious foods, which reflects an aspect of traditional culture — gender — discrimination… Jumba condemns Nuhu when he supplicates: You are commenting using your Facebook account.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They are issues affecting our contemporary society and the playwright is part and parcel of the society he writes about. Bio Blog Links Publications.

Please feel free to contact me. Katebes Kibet rated it really liked it Mar 03, Go on Boy Like Liked by 1 person.

Since time immemorial women have suffered the place of beasts of burden, victims of suppression objects of pleasure and far looked down upon in our societies. His works have consistently dealt with issues such as the clashes of modernity and tradition in the social organisation of African communities.

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Sure, but why not make the work place more female friendly such that women are allowed to progress in their careers without being penalised for having families? Through her, the writer shows that women are capable of bringing the much needed change in society.

Does that mean that the other five are mere mouths? Thus, we did not dismiss research reports that lacked traditional indicators of quality such as being published in peer-reviewed journals.

Plot and themes in the play, Aminata by Francis Imbuga – Geofreelitnotes

The playwright is conscious of the fact that knowledge gained through avenues such as education and professionalism is one of the ways of empowering the oppressed in the society.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. African traditional culture vs Modernity. Imbuga has become a prolific writer indeed in our prominent Africa. Email required Address never imbua public. Lists with This Book. Gender disparity pervades many African societies, the Membe society being no exception. So, t will change peoples lives. Recent Publications Biography as literature: Education is seen as a weapon that women use to fight against injustices.


What would I gain from such a confrontation? Aminata is a nice read, especially now that every woman in town is a feminist, about the emancipation of women from the shackles of societal and gender roles.

Aminata: A play (Plays for school series)

Nicole Wanjiru rated it liked it Mar 09, Duncan mibuga it it was amazing Nov 19, Aminata eats chicken and its soup at an event held by her father to show women that they are supposed to eat chicken contrary to their culture. This site uses cookies. This integrative review on the teaching of reading in Kenyan primary schools provides a foundation for the growing movement there to improve reading education. It is set in Kenya and is centered on Aminata a daughter to late pastor Ngoya, before his death, Ngoya writes a Will in which he lawfully makes Aminata the heir to his piece of land.

Preview — Aminata by Francis Imbuga. Bonface Sagini rated it liked it Dec 16, amjnata To ask other readers questions about Aminataplease sign up. Aminata is determined to own the land as Jumba teams up with Ababio, her biological brother to make her efforts fruitless.

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East African Publishers- Kenyan drama English – 81 pages. A Play Heinemann Kenya paperback Plays for schools series. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: