Cross-gender Journey Motif in Daniel Black’s They Tell Me of a Home and Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
CLAREP Journal of English and Linguistics (C-JEL)
Author: Tolulope Akinrinde
Institution: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Representations of ‘cross-gender’ Journey motif means the marked difference(s) in ‘Cross-Gender’ experiences and challenges in diasporic milieu. This paper focused on portraying how the patriarchal society in which both male and female genders find themselves tends to be the ultimate tool defining and creating in their psyche what strength and weakness is, as such, the differences in their journeys. This is to map psychosocial ‘cross-gender’ journeys, and how these journeys influence their mental and physical well-being. This paper concluded with the discovery that, while a male gender returns home to rediscover the unhomely home, the female gender is not given the chance. Hers is rather redirected, lest she remain unmarried, single, or termed promiscuous.
Cross-Gender, journey, journey motif, different, psyche
ISBN: 978-3-96203-205-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-96203-206-7 (PDF)