Colonialism Brought Was The Implementation Of Some Kind Of Governance For The People Through The Establishment Of Chiefs And

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Another thing that colonialism brought was the implementation of some kind of governance for the people through the establishment of chiefs and noblemen. Because these chiefs were not elected, but were rather put in place by the colonizers, they were told what to do and how to govern the people. And in the absence of the colonizers, as written in history, these chiefs abuse power and only focus on the benefit of themselves in Eastern Nigeria. That happened in colonial time and it is still happening today in modern forms in some African countries and all of these are result of these African chiefs treating the fellow countrymen as the British treated them. For example in the novel, if Nnaife is treated bad at work, he comes home with anger and treats his family the same.
This work is an African feminist novel in a way that it is being told from a woman 's perspective. It is bringing out the role and the voice of woman during the time of colonialism that had been ignored for so long. And through Nnu Ego, Emecheta is telling a story on how African women fought against the male domination and cultural assumption and she did this by giving Nnu Ego a wholistically approach on what it means to be a women. That is why in the book, Emecheta had Nnu ego not only caring for the well being of her sons, and her husband, but for daughters as well. She wanted to give her daughters an education and while she was contemplating that, she began to question male dominance and some of the…

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