Research Article

Racism and gender disparity in Peter Abraham's Mine Boy (1946) and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Weep Not, Child (1964)


  • Ordu, Stanley Research Department, Chaps multi-concept Ltd, Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Better Odukwu Department of General Studies, Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku, Rivers state, Nigeria


No writer operates in a vacuum, and there is a close relationship between literature and society. African writers had no other issues to focus on apart from the issues of racism, economic class, leadership, traditional African values, and some post-colonial issues which were predominant in their society. The work will use postcolonial, Marxist and sociological theories and methods in the analysis. There is a denial of rights and subjugation. Finally, since literature and society are interwoven, there is a reaction of protest from the writers as a means of protest literature.

Article information


International Journal of Asian and African Studies

Volume (Issue)

1 (1)





How to Cite

Ordu, Stanley, & Better Odukwu. (2022). Racism and gender disparity in Peter Abraham’s Mine Boy (1946) and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child (1964). International Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1(1), 01–09.


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Racism; Gender Disparity; Mine Boy and Weep not, Child