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FEMRITE@20 CONFERENCE PRESENTER; Irene Nakitto

FEMRITE@20 CONFERENCE PRESENTER; Irene Nakitto

WRITING FEMINISM AND AGENCY IN UGANDAN LITERATURE: A CASE FOR GORETTI KYOMUHENDO’S NOVELS

My abstract falls under the themes of: Vulnerability and Agency in women’s narratives, Reconstructing Womanness in the 21st Century Narratives and The Interface between Writing and Feminism
The paper will be a proactive analysis of how women and feminism is presented in Ugandan narratives. It will be a commentary on the role of female protagonists and characters in Goretti Kyomuhendo’s novels. What themes they stand for, their character traits juxtaposed with men, and how all these focus on women emancipation and feminism in Uganda. In this paper, I examine how Goretti Kyomuhendo creatively represents her characters both as subjects and as agents of feminism. The paper will use a wide range of characters from her books especially Kasemiire in the first daughter, Mukundane in Secrets No More , Alinda, kaaka and others in Waiting
Such questions will be raised as whether the characters are the true representations of feminism, agency, emancipation and the changing trends in Ugandan literature and women in general.