Die Frauenfiguren In Mariama Bâs So Long A Letter Und Brigitte Schwaigers Wie Kommt Das Salz Ins Meer: Eine Interkulturelle Analyse
The underlying study examines the portrayal of women in literary works by female writers. We analyse the novels So Long a letter by Mariama Ba and Wie kommt das Salz ins Meer by Brigitte Schwaiger, to investigate how women negotiate their space within the patriarchal societies. The study undertakes a close reading and analysis of both primary and secondary texts within the theoretical frameworks of feminism, womanism and intercultural literary theory. We employ the views of Kate Millet, Simone De Beauvoir, Ama Ata Aidoo among others in the investigation of the images of women presented in the novels under study. These theories will help to highlight how women are disadvantaged within their respective societies. This study shows how women have attempted to gradually transcend the patriarchal ideology and male chauvinism and how the said factors may have led to the change in the status of women in the fictitious societies of Senegal and Austria.