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Author: Maika Aira Gallardo

Title: "Women Relinquish all Personal Rights in Front of a Man"

Subtitle: Analyzing Sexual Violence in Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls

Journal: Raudem: Revista de Estudios de las Mujeres

Volume: 1

Issue: -

Year: 2013 (Received: July 15, 2013, Accepted: October 13, 2013)

Pages: 183-200

ISSN: 2340-9630 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Representations: Literary Texts / Ntozake Shange



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Abstract: »The presence of gender violence in the media has led to the misconception that it is a social problem of the twenty-first century. However, in the literature of the last century, it can be seen that this phenomenon has always been present. Through the analysis of the play for colored girls, written by Ntozake Shangue, this essay will explore the situation of African-American women in American society in the twentieth century, focusing on the constant presence and threat of sexual violence suffered by the seven protagonists in a society where they suffer double discrimination.« (Source: Raudem)


  Abstract (p. 183)
  1. Introduction (p. 183)
  2. For colored girls and the topic of gender violence: The issue of sexual abuse and African American women (p. 186)
  3. Analyzing sexual violence in for colored girls (p. 192)
  4. Conclusion (p. 197)
  5. References (p. 199)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1964–80) | Literature: American literature | 20th-century American writers: Ntozake Shange / For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf