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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This site uses cookies. His works have consistently dealt with issues such as the clashes of modernity and tradition in the social organisation of African communities. Does that mean that the other five are mere mouths?

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Jumba the village headman has a flashback whereby Pastor Ngoya tells his congregation: Go on Boy Like Liked by 1 person.

Aminata (play) – Wikipedia

Remember, she is a lawyer. Unknown Imbhga81 pages. 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. Camaris Adhiambo rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Troy Onyango rated it really liked it Jun 23, African traditional culture vs Modernity.

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A Review of Francis Imbuga’s Aminata

What would I gain from such a confrontation? Other editions – View all Aminata: The play 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 francsi land.

For instance, when her late father, pastor Ngoya writes a will to reward Aminata a piece of land she fights for it amid objections from her uncle Jumba and her brother, Ababio.


To ask other readers questions about Aminataplease sign up. Sekaayi Henry rated it really liked it Oct frajcis, Gender crusaders in Africa and the world over have upped the fight against the discrimination of women as they agitate gender equality.

Imbugga December 31st by Heinemann Kenya first published December Common terms franncis phrases Abade Agege Alright Amata Aminata witu asked Auntie Kezia big day bless brother buried call Ababio cement Chang’aa chicken soup child church coffin Crowd curse Dagitari dance dancers darts daughter dead disease drink ears elder of Membe evil family house fight Francis Imbuga Ghasia gone grave hands head headman of Membe hear heard husband Jumba land circle late brother’s late father laughing leave listen Lorna Luhya Mama Rosina married matter Mbaluto Membe Yoooo Membe’s stool messenger Midambo mind Misiah mother mouth Mulemi Ndururu Ngugi wa Thiong’o Nuhu Aminqta family Pastor Jmbuga Pause piece of land play Rabala remember rest Rodna second knife Silili singing sister soil song stool of rule stop sure Swahili talk tell Thank tradition tree Uncle Voices wait wife wisdom wish woman women womenfolk words wrong Yooo.

We do not belittle what she has done for Membe and for us, no.

Oct 28, Vincent de Paul rated it liked it. Women for example Aminata and Rosina throughout the play struggle to emancipate themselves from their archaic culture that makes them subordinate to their men.

University of Nairobi A world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. This site uses cookies. Phares Kariuki rated it really liked it Nov 01, It was just yesterday that I realised the play had another component i. Christine K rated it really liked it Jan 05, But in the play, the resurrection of women into the stools of rule has given them a different look for example, MamaRosina takes over from Jumba to become the first woman to sit on the stool of rule.

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Published May 10, September 6, Katebes Kibet rated it really liked it Mar 03, Selected pages Title Page. In demanding to know from her uncle, Jumba, what is wrong with her inheriting property such as land, Aminata seems not only to speak for herself but also for her fellow women who are oppressed by the male dominated power structure in the society. Gender disparity pervades many African societies, the Membe society being no exception. Images of Africa and Africans in Japanese Literature.



Plot and themes in the play, Aminata by Francis Imbuga

However, with the advent of modernity, culturally defined roles and places for women are sharply contested. Notes on Francis Imbuga’s “Aminata. She even wonders why Jumba cannot embrace change which some of the elders have seen instead of clinging to tradition. Like Liked by 1 person.

Waweru rated it really liked it Jan 23, Realy this play z interesting and t talks on thngs tht happened long time ago and things tht ar still happenig in some tribes across africa. Aminata is determined to own the land as Jumba teams up with Ababio, her biological brother to make her efforts fruitless. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Refresh and try again. Jumba has refused to honour and respect the wishes of Pastor Ngoya who in his will had bequeathed his three acre piece of land to Aminata and had stated that his grave should not be cemented Aminata pg 4. You are commenting using your Facebook account. That extra mouth to feed might as well be a future president or the one to discover the cure for a currently incurable disease.

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