Gender Dimensions of war: a study of Femi Osofisan's Women of owu

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ABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deaths
ABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
ABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deathsABSTRACT
The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend as
are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is
involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been
evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.
Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment
which war unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as
from the children, youth and to the aged. The destruction it fraughts lacks identification. This
study unearth the various dimensions of war and the responses of characters to its impact.
Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war.
Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic
being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be
solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge
in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these
wars from a gender perspective so as to examine its impact on both genders in relation to
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ABSTRACT

The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously  depicting a devastating trend as are the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that is involved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have been evident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death. Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionment which war  unleash on it victims and casualties. No individual is ever counted as sacred, as from the children, youth and to  the aged.  The destruction it fraughts lacks identification.  This study unearth the various dimensions of war and the  responses of  characters to  its  impact. Articulating these turmoils have been the backdrop of how Nigerians react to issues of war. Therefore, this work is a gendered appraisal of the text "Women of Owu" in the light of the topic being discussed. It tacitly submits that, since the problems of war and gender can hardly ever be solved, the growing examples of this trend in Nigeria today, may well lead to a future challenge in physical and mental damage or torture of both gender. This study specifically looks at these wars from a gender perspective so as to examine  its impact   on both genders in relation to experiences such as sexual assaults (rape), plight as displacement and deaths


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------i 

Certification ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ii 

Approval -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iii 

Dedication ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iv 

Acknowledgement -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------v 

Abstract --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------vi 

 CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Background to the Study ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 

1.3 Research Questions --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 

1.4 Objectives of the Study ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5

1.5 Significance of the Study -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 

1.6 Delimitation/Scope of the Study --------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 

1.7 Methodological Justification ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8 

 CHAPTER TWO 

2.1  Conceptual Review -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10

2.1.1 The Concept Of War ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------33

2.1.2  The Concept Of Gender ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12

2.2 Theoretical Framework ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 

2.3 Gender and War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30

2.4 Feminism and masculinism ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------23 

2.5 War and Ethics --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 

 CHAPTER THREE 

3.1 Synopsis of the play------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 42 

3.2 Physical Impacts of War------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 47 

3.3 Psychological Impacts of War -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 54 

3.4 Women and Men as villain of War ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 63

 3.5 Characters Analysis ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------64

CHAPTER FOUR

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

4.1 Summary -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 102 

4.2 Conclusion ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 103

4.3 Recommendations-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10

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Williams, Faithful. "Gender Dimensions of war: a study of Femi Osofisan's Women of owu" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Jan. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/gender-dimensions-of-war-a-study-of-femi-osofisan-s-women-of-owu . Accessed 03 Jul. 2020.

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Williams, Faithful. "Gender Dimensions of war: a study of Femi Osofisan's Women of owu". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Jan. 2020. Web. 03 Jul. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/gender-dimensions-of-war-a-study-of-femi-osofisan-s-women-of-owu >.

Chicago

Williams, Faithful. "Gender Dimensions of war: a study of Femi Osofisan's Women of owu" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed July 03, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/gender-dimensions-of-war-a-study-of-femi-osofisan-s-women-of-owu