Citation from the book “Wizard of the Crow” (Mũrogi wa Kagogo) by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

“Does rough weather choose men over women? Does the sun beat on men, leaving women nice and cool?, Nyawira asked rather sharply.
Women wear the brunt of poverty. What choices does a woman have in life, especially in times of misery? She can marry or live with a man. She can bear children and bring them up, and be abused by her man. Have you read Buchi Emecheta of Nigeria, Joys of Motherhood? Tritsi Dangaremba of Zimbabwe, say, Nervous Conditions? Mariam Ba of Senegal, So Long a Letter? Three women from different parts of Africa, giving words to similar thoughts about the condition of women in Africa.”

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