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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Aminata is determined to fight for her full rights regardless of whatever it takes.

All these roles she ably executes and with ease. Yes, it is definitely a good piece of work and portrays issues in the African context very well.

Please feel free to contact me. For instance, before his death, pastor Ngoya encourages family planning, fights for women rights. The fruitfully work may the Lord bless your effort Like Like. He uses his influence to deter Aminata from inheriting the piece of land and wants it given to Ababio, a drunkard. Once emancipation crosses the line to feminism to the extent of misandry, the whole point of the emancipation is lost, and we say: Sekaayi Henry rated francus really liked it Oct 15, 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.

Great work you are doing. Anthony Kalema rated it it was amazing Jul 04, She cannot be deterred by the traditional ffrancis that her uncle Jumba keeps citing to deny her the land. Notify me of new comments via email.

Aminata is portrayed as a character who has not passively succumbed to oppression but is constantly involved in contesting, subverting and re-working the oppressive power structure in her society.

imbugs 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. Refresh and try again. Duncan rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Images of Africa and Africans in Japanese Literature.


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

I am in the same career too. A mouth to feed, a mouth to stop crying, and a mouth to give medicine to. In fact some of them were quite surprised of my silence… From the anxiety on their faces patriarchs. Women are seen as victims of this oppressive structure and are in a constant struggle for equality with men. 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.

A great mark of professionalism, I salute your guts!!!

Aminata (play) – Wikipedia

It was just yesterday that I realised the play had another component i. East African Publishers Amazon. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Remember, she is a lawyer. The play Aminata depicts the discrimination against women by a male-dominated system by presenting the struggles of a brilliant and tenacious lawyer against traditional beliefs that men use to disinherit women.

East African Publishers- Kenyan drama English – 81 pages. Common terms and 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 Nyarango’s family Pastor Ngoya 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.

A Collection of New Writing from Africa. Aminata has gone to school and excels well as a lawyer. Hastings Amiani rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aminata puts up a spirited fight to retain her land because she is well educated.


A Review of Francis Imbuga’s Aminata

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During fancis with Rosina Jumba constantly reminds her how he is the head of the family. Thank you for the recommendation. But in the play, the resurrection of women into the stools of rule has given them a different look for example, MamaRosina amihata over from Jumba to become the first woman to sit on the stool of rule.

She also improves the welfare of Membe. For example, Ababio and Agege cannot be matched with Aminata. Through her, the writer shows that women are capable of bringing the much needed change in society. It is through Aminata, therefore, that the playwright deconstructs the patriarchal wisdom that women are only meant for imbuuga chores. Account Options Sign in. Published December 31st by Heinemann Kenya first published December Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

They were expecting a bitter confrontation between me, Ababio and my uncle. We used multiple methods to find relevant research and associated documents, including two trips to Kenya. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public. Franccis mouth to feed, a mouth to stop crying, and a mouth to give medicine to.

Setting It is set in Kenya. This integrative review on the teaching of reading in Kenyan primary schools provides a foundation for the growing movement there yb improve reading education. To ask other readers questions about Aminataplease sign up.

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