Creating Visibility for Women Issues: Reflections from Emmy Idegu’s Six and Half a Dozen

International Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol. 10 No. 1, November 2018.
ISSN: 2026 – 6286

Emmanuel, Tsadu Gana

Abstract
Over the years, women’s issues have increasingly been brought to the fore by politicians, activists and those who are sympathetic towards the plight of women. Dramatist also has not been left out in this regard as they have consistently attempted to document the concerns of women by employing their creative ingenuity to constructively reflect, interrogate, expose as well as evaluate the ordeals of women in our present-day society. One issue that has constantly been a worry, especially in Northern Nigeria, is that of the girl child’s education. Lots of girls are not given the opportunity to go to school; they rather engage them in hawking to provide for the family or marry them off to suitors who go ahead to put them in the family way at such tender age. Emmy Idegu’s Six and Half a Dozen, therefore, is an example of one of such plays that attempts to document the concerns of women through drama. As such, this paper examines the role and relevance of such documentation by dramatists with the aim of establishing its potency within present day society.

Key words: Six and half a dozen, visibility, women

Edioms: Research and publication services

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