A Critical Gender Analysis of James Atu Alachi’s Enekole
Gender is a concept that has gained so much attention in the theatre today. This is due to the current agitation and turbulent struggle that women have been doing because of the oppression, mistreatment and relegation they face every day as a result of patriarchy – the culture of male domination that has secured a foothold mostly in dramas written by male playwrights. James Atu Alachi seems to be different. This paper, through the analytical approach, attempts an investigation into one of Alachi’s plays, Enekole, in order to point out the fact that there are male playwrights of this present generation that can join their creative hands with those of the female playwrights to ensure a gender sensitive and equal Africa.