This raises the questions that are African women dependent upon men in their family to be providers and in themselves incapable of being independent and successful. In Sin is a puppy that follows you home, By Balaraba R. Yakuba , a Nigerian author who writes in her native language of Hausa provides a glimpse into the life and capabilities of achieving independence by a contemporary African woman. In the film Black Girl set in 1966, by the Senegalese author and director Sembene Ousmane describes the journey of a young women in Senegal who moves to France to work for a rich French couple. ...
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...r risk taker moved from Senegul to France to be able to provide dresses, sewing machines and other materials comforts that are generally provided by men. This young independent woman took upon herself the role of being a provider for her loved ones, and eventually unfortunately sacrificed her life. The parallels between Rabi and Diouna are apparent; both are forward looking independent women forced upon to take on the mantle being the bread earners. In eventuality, Rabi the independent career woman is forced by the norms of society by taking in her husband Alhaji Abdu after he has squandered his love and affection on Delu, and lost his wealth and livelihood in a fire. Strong women like Rabi and Diouna selflessly sacrifice their lives, and able to break the sterotype of the Sub-Saharan African women by being able to move towards independence and the path to success.
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