Kwadwo Kombate, Ali Moro


The aim of this study is to offer a critical analysis of No Sweetness Here by Ama Atta Aidoo to identify forms of gender violence which is a violence intentionally perpetrated by husbands or male partners-people known to be intimate associates in the text. The feminist approach has been adopted as our theoretical framework. The text offers interesting representations of the complex ways in which female characters feature as gender abuse victims in situations where gender violence is prevalent. Descriptive analysis is the main method of data analysis in this study. The study revealed that the protagonist, Maami Ama suffered several forms of gender-based violence such as emotional, economic, marital, and social and discrimination in her matrimonial home. The author portrayed her as struggling against gender–based violence from her husband, her mother- in-law and sister-in-laws.

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