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Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 7:29pm On Jan 03, 2017
Hi nairalanders.
I was confused on which section to post this but i ended up thinking literature section is the best with lots of my brainy boss here.
My topic is
" Agony of feminism in Africa society. An x-ray of Doris fred's "The women wails"
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Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by plucky16(m): 7:56pm On Jan 03, 2017
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 8:03pm On Jan 03, 2017
WarithFree:
FTC o.. Lemme park here, I'll be right back.
bro this is not ftc matter o. Please help if you can
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by engrMikemd(m): 8:28pm On Jan 03, 2017
is it an essay, a project, a dissertation or a thesis?
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Nobody: 8:57pm On Jan 03, 2017
I think i saw this book on Google Books. Dnt no if its still there
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 9:31pm On Jan 03, 2017
engrMikemd:
is it an essay, a project, a dissertation or a thesis?
A project sir
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 9:32pm On Jan 03, 2017
mrletsgo:
I think i saw this book on Google Books. Dnt no if its still there
thanks alot
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Demagogue: 10:19pm On Jan 03, 2017
I think it's essential that you, first of all, let the house know your Statement of the Problem - or what exactly you wish to tackle with the topic. Why did you choose it? From what perspective do you want to look at it and in what specific areas do you require external support and input? These clarifications should significantly help to dictate and regulate the kind of suggestions you get wink

PS: It won't be bad either if can you give a synopsis of your chosen text, for those who may not know what it's about.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by rayralph(m): 11:38pm On Jan 03, 2017
recently co-authored a paper on "GENDER IMBALANCE AND GENDER STEREOTYPE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION"

will def. send a synopsis if interested
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Nobody: 12:12am On Jan 04, 2017
Simply tell ur supervisor to help u get the hard copy of the book because it is quite old (it was a recommendation 4rm a friend about 6 years ago) and may nt be found online.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Nobody: 12:17am On Jan 04, 2017
Demagogue:
It's a project topic and I think its aim is to discuss the agony of feminism in Africa using "The Woman Wails" as a reference text amongst other texts.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Demagogue: 7:31am On Jan 04, 2017
mrletsgo:
It's a project topic and I think its aim is to discuss the agony of feminism in Africa using "The Woman Wails" as a reference text amongst other texts.

Of course, that's obvious from the original post. What I don't get, for instance, is does the OP have the text? If yes, has she read it? Are there areas she is not clear about and she requires additional clarifications? Has she got some points already from the text and simply needs more? Etc.

The point is, nothing meaningful can be done on the topic until the chosen text is properly digested and dissected. So, people need to know at least what the text is all about - and from there it becomes easy to make reference to the challenges of feminism in Africa, citing examples from the text.

Besides, it's really important to know that there is a big difference between discussing the agony of feminism in Africa generally and discussing it with specific reference to a given text.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 7:39am On Jan 04, 2017
Demagogue:
I think it's essential that you, first of all, let the house know your Statement of the Problem - or what exactly you wish to tackle with the topic. Why did you choose it? From what perspective do you want to look at it and in what specific areas do you require external support and input? These clarifications should significantly help to dictate and regulate the kind of suggestions you get wink

PS: It won't be bad either if can you give a synopsis of your chosen text, for those who may not know what it's about.
Actually i did'nt choose it. My P.S gave it to me and that's why am so lost.
The research is to be base on the agony of feminism in relation to the text, but much pain was not affiliated to women in the text.
The text is actually about a queen giving birth to her first female child but the dibia made it known that the child is bad luck, according to him, she will marry her brother and give birth to children that will die. The child was to be thrown to the evil forest and killed but the guard assigned dashed the child out to a lady from another tribe.
The baby grew up in another village and she went to a dibia one day. The man told her the same thing that was said years back and this made her run away from the village not know to her that her current family are not her blood. She told a friend to come look for her when her brothers are married and dead.
Fastforward, she unknowingly went to her place of birth where a festival was going on, she joined the dancers and caught the attention of the oldest prince. She enventually got married to the prince (her brother) and after the king death, she became the queen.
Bad things started to happen in the village and out of the kids she gave birth to about two- three died. The dibia made it know to them that there is a caused woman among them. The women were to be gathere and examine one after the other during this period of time.
Months later, the friend she asked to search for her when her brothers die found her and on the day the dibia visited, the mother queen also talked about her then female child. The friend let out the secret that a guard gave the queen to her years back, the guard was found as well. The king commited suicide when his secret was revealed, he actually killed his father to get the throne.
The queen enventually left the village empty handed with her children.
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Am lost on
¤ Background to the study.
¤ Statement of project
¤purpose of study
¤Scope and limitation.

Thanks for your support.

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Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 7:50am On Jan 04, 2017
Demagogue:


Of course, that's obvious from the original post. What I don't get, for instance, is does the OP have the text? If yes, has she read it? Are there areas she is not clear about and she requires additional clarifications? Has she got some points already from the text and simply needs more? Etc.

The point is, nothing meaningful can be done on the topic until the chosen text is properly digested and dissected. So, people need to know at least what the text is all about - and from there it becomes easy to make reference to the challenges of feminism in Africa, citing examples from the text.

Besides, it's really important to know that there is a big difference between discussing the agony of feminism in Africa generally and discussing it with specific reference to a given text.
what is not really clear is that feminism was not really illustrated. Women did not really go through lots of pain like that. I summaried the play actually.
Thanks
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 7:51am On Jan 04, 2017
mrletsgo:
It's a project topic and I think its aim is to discuss the agony of feminism in Africa using "The Woman Wails" as a reference text amongst other texts.
that's right sir. I have the book actually
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 7:53am On Jan 04, 2017
rayralph:
recently co-authored a paper on "GENDER IMBALANCE AND GENDER STEREOTYPE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION"

will def. send a synopsis if interested
woah. Am sure that will help a lot. Please how can i get it?
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by rayralph(m): 11:05am On Jan 04, 2017
your mail ?..

ASAP !!!
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Demagogue: 11:27am On Jan 04, 2017
Angelinastto:

Actually i did'nt choose it. My P.S gave it to me and that's why am so lost.
The research is to be base on the agony of feminism in relation to the text, but much pain was not affiliated to women in the text.
The text is actually about a queen giving birth to her first female child but the dibia made it known that the child is bad luck, according to him, she will marry her brother and give birth to children that will die. The child was to be thrown to the evil forest and killed but the guard assigned dashed the child out to a lady from another tribe.
The baby grew up in another village and she went to a dibia one day. The man told her the same thing that was said years back and this made her run away from the village not know to her that her current family are not her blood. She told a friend to come look for her when her brothers are married and dead.
Fastforward, she unknowingly went to her place of birth where a festival was going on, she joined the dancers and caught the attention of the oldest prince. She enventually got married to the prince (her brother) and after the king death, she became the queen.
Bad things started to happen in the village and out of the kids she gave birth to about two- three died. The dibia made it know to them that there is a caused woman among them. The women were to be gathere and examine one after the other during this period of time.
Months later, the friend she asked to search for her when her brothers die found her and on the day the dibia visited, the mother queen also talked about her then female child. The friend let out the secret that a guard gave the queen to her years back, the guard was found as well. The king commited suicide when his secret was revealed, he actually killed his father to get the throne.
The queen enventually left the village empty handed with her children.
******
Am lost on
¤ Background to the study.
¤ Statement of project
¤purpose of study
¤Scope and limitation.

Thanks for your support.

Very good; the picture is getting clearer. Now that we have an insight into what the text is about, it's easier to tackle the problem. As for the last part of your post, that will be addressed after the issue you raised in your subsequent post is resolved. Let's quickly look into that...
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Demagogue: 12:09pm On Jan 04, 2017
Angelinastto:

what is not really clear is that feminism was not really illustrated. Women did not really go through lots of pain like that. I summaried the play actually.
Thanks

Actually, you may be surprised to realise that the "agony of feminism" (which I believe, in this context, means the barriers to feminism) is amply portrayed in the text, once you have a clear understanding of what feminism really means. I assume, judging by your comment that the text doesn't portray women as going through much pain, that your confusion stems from simply trying to understand the topic by considering the literal meaning of the word "agony" and the perceived meaning of the word "feminism".

To start with, "feminism" is different from "feminity" - which seems to be what you're thinking of. Feminity is the state or quality of being a woman; while feminism is the belief that men and women should be given equal rights and opportunities in the society. Essentially, you could even be a feminist without necessarily being a woman. All it takes to be a feminist is to be involved in the struggle (mentally or otherwise) to ensure that women and girls are not victimised or discriminated against in any way.

So, if you're sure that the word in the topic is "feminism" and not "feminity", then you have no reason to worry about women and physical pains. Instead, think of women and the many hurdles they face to be recognised as equal and essential members of a typical African society. In that case, the material being suggested by rayralph should come in handy.

See? Nothing to worry about wink cheesy

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Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by olatex25(m): 12:37pm On Jan 04, 2017
Hmm...
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by rachealfst(f): 12:43pm On Jan 04, 2017
Angelinastto:

woah. Am sure that will help a lot. Please how can i get it?
I wish you all the best in your project sweetheart, I'm sorry I can't help. My field of study is totally different from yours.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 3:07pm On Jan 04, 2017
rayralph:
your mail ?..
ASAP !!!
Angelinastan00@gmail.com sorry am late
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 3:14pm On Jan 04, 2017
Demagogue:


Actually, you may be surprised to realise that the "agony of feminism" (which I believe, in this context, means the barriers to feminism) is amply portrayed in the text, once you have a clear understanding of what feminism really means. I assume, judging by your comment that the text doesn't portray women as going through much pain, that your confusion stems from simply trying to understand the topic by considering the literal meaning of the word "agony" and the perceived meaning of the word "feminism".

To start with, "feminism" is different from "feminity" - which seems to be what you're thinking of. Feminity is the state or quality of being a woman; while feminism is the belief that men and women should be given equal rights and opportunities in the society. Essentially, you could even be a feminist without necessarily being a woman. All it takes to be a feminist is to be involved in the struggle (mentally or otherwise) to ensure that women and girls are not victimised or discriminated against in any way.

So, if you're sure that the word in the topic is "feminism" and not "feminity", then you have no reason to worry about women and physical pains. Instead, think of women and the many hurdles they face to be recognised as equal and essential members of a typical African society. In that case, the material being suggested by rayralph should come in handy.

See? Nothing to worry about wink cheesy
woah. Thanks a whole lot. Honestly you are a blessing.
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The only thing women did to be recognized in the play is voicing out and they were like why should only women go through the ritual in order to fish out the cursed woman, they equally wanted men to be involved as well. Is that good enough sir?
And the background of study is a biography of the author right?
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 3:15pm On Jan 04, 2017
olatex25:
Hmm...
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 3:15pm On Jan 04, 2017
rachealfst:
I wish you all the best in your project sweetheart, I'm sorry I can't help. My field of study is totally different from yours.
hmm thanks sis
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by CYFER(m): 4:46pm On Jan 04, 2017
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Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by YungTemy(m): 5:07pm On Jan 04, 2017
Agony of feminism in Africa society. An x-ray of Doris fred's"The women wails

this is very nice topic to choose for a Project. Infact, there are lots of secondary materials everywhere both on the internet and libraries to use as references to back up your research work.

But before beginning your project, you must first understand what your project ''topic'' is all about. Well, ''Agony of feminism in Africa'', simply entails the pains and sufferings of womanhood in African society (that's my opinion, I might be wrong) and the urgent need for change of this archaic act. African pre-historical society completely disregard women, they are seen as lower species who should be completely submissive to the opposite sex.
FROM the story you clearly portrayed in this context. You can find traces of discrimination, women were instructed to get involved in the ritual process, while the men just stayed. Well, you didn't give us a detailed explanation of the ''novel'' but if you go through it thoroughly you'd find traces of gender inequality, staring right there looking at you.

Well, most importantly, Your project should consist of a clear statement of research questions, this entails what you will be studying. Give a vivid explanation so the person reading will be able to grasp what your field of study is about.

Secondly, what's your goals and objective?. The goal and objective is to show the need for women to be able voice out when the need arises. There should be more female activist participating in all spheres in Africa. Women shouldn't be looked down upon but be appreciated.

Thirdly: there should be a statement of The problem/significance of the project. Your statement should be supported using documentations and references. This section presents and summaries of the problem you intend to solve and your solution to the problem are. What are your solutions to Feminism?

Also, it's very important you write your references. This includes the author, title of article, journal title... Bla bla bla

hope have been able to help.
PS i no dey stalk you o. Na you mention my name o

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Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Demagogue: 6:48pm On Jan 04, 2017
Angelinastto:


The only thing women did to be recognized in the play is voicing out and they were like why should only women go through the ritual in order to fish out the cursed woman, they equally wanted men to be involved as well. Is that good enough sir?
And the background of study is a biography of the author right?

Bravo! You're getting there, gradually. And what was the reaction of the community (the men in particular) to the women's protestations?

Having said this, I think you need to dig deeper to find instances where deliberate efforts are made to maltreat and subjugate women in the story (it doesn't have to be a collective thing; it could just be something done to a particular woman or girl, that would not have been done to the male counterpart). Also look out for instances of practices, traditions, expressions, attitudes, actions and reactions that are clearly discriminatory and repressive towards the female gender.

You should also see if you can find other instances where attempts were made to question or resist gender discrimination in the text. Note that, as I said before, feminism could equally be a mental or attitudinal thing. In other words, someone may not physically protest against wrong practices but she may show signs or take some steps or make some decisions that are meant to convey displeasure towards the status quo. So, read thoroughly and patiently, and you'll find the hidden messages and meanings.

As for the Background of the Study, do remember that your primary concern is agony of feminism in Africa, with the text as your reference. You're not doing a book review here, so you can't devote the background to the author's biography. The background should be on the state of feminism in Africa, which will ultimately reveal why the topic is worth considering at all.

YungTemmy has also made some points that may be of help.
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by olatex25(m): 7:30pm On Jan 04, 2017
Angelinastto:
i'll get in touch
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 8:13pm On Jan 04, 2017
YungTemy:
Agony of feminism in Africa society. An x-ray of Doris fred's"The women wails

this is very nice topic to choose for a Project. Infact, there are lots of secondary materials everywhere both on the internet and libraries to use as references to back up your research work.

But before beginning your project, you must first understand what your project ''topic'' is all about. Well, ''Agony of feminism in Africa'', simply entails the pains and sufferings of womanhood in African society (that's my opinion, I might be wrong) and the urgent need for change of this archaic act. African pre-historical society completely disregard women, they are seen as lower species who should be completely submissive to the opposite sex.
FROM the story you clearly portrayed in this context. You can find traces of discrimination, women were instructed to get involved in the ritual process, while the men just stayed. Well, you didn't give us a detailed explanation of the ''novel'' but if you go through it thoroughly you'd find traces of gender inequality, staring right there looking at you.

Well, most importantly, Your project should consist of a clear statement of research questions, this entails what you will be studying. Give a vivid explanation so the person reading will be able to grasp what your field of study is about.

Secondly, what's your goals and objective?. The goal and objective is to show the need for women to be able voice out when the need arises. There should be more female activist participating in all spheres in Africa. Women shouldn't be looked down upon but be appreciated.

Thirdly: there should be a statement of The problem/significance of the project. Your statement should be supported using documentations and references. This section presents and summaries of the problem you intend to solve and your solution to the problem are. What are your solutions to Feminism?

Also, it's very important you write your references. This includes the author, title of article, journal title... Bla bla bla

hope have been able to help.
PS i no dey stalk you o. Na you mention my name o
Woah!! Bravo! Really am impressed.
Your comment is such an eye opener. Am grateful honey.
And i was only joking about the stalking thing o.
Fine boy like you? Stalking me?
Re: Urgently In Need Of Help On My Project Topic. by Angelinastto(f): 8:21pm On Jan 04, 2017
Demagogue:


Bravo! You're getting there, gradually. And what was the reaction of the community (the men in particular) to the women's protestations?

Having said this, I think you need to dig deeper to find instances where deliberate efforts are made to maltreat and subjugate women in the story (it doesn't have to be a collective thing; it could just be something done to a particular woman or girl, that would not have been done to the male counterpart). Also look out for instances of practices, traditions, expressions, attitudes, actions and reactions that are clearly discriminatory and repressive towards the female gender.

You should also see if you can find other instances where attempts were made to question or resist gender discrimination in the text. Note that, as I said before, feminism could equally be a mental or attitudinal thing. In other words, someone may not physically protest against wrong practices but she may show signs or take some steps or make some decisions that are meant to convey displeasure towards the status quo. So, read thoroughly and patiently, and you'll find the hidden messages and meanings.

As for the Background of the Study, do remember that your primary concern is agony of feminism in Africa, with the text as your reference. You're not doing a book review here, so you can't devote the background to the author's biography. The background should be on the state of feminism in Africa, which will ultimately reveal why the topic is worth considering at all.

YungTemmy has also made some points that may be of help.
woah!
Honestly you are God sent.
I can't thank you enough but i just want to say am grateful.
I will update you on it.
Hope you will always be ready to help sir?

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