EXPLORING THE DOUBLE MARGINALIZATION OF WOMEN IN JENNIFER MAKUMBI`S A GIRL IS A BODY OF WATER
This research makes an attempt to unfold Nego-feminism in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi`s novel A Girl is a Body of Water. Nego-feminism is the feminism of negotiation, also stands for 'no ego' feminism and is structured by cultural imperative. This term was proposed by African feminist writer Obioma Nnaemeka. When it comes to setting up decisions, most African civilizations use negotiation and compromise. Negotiations perform the function of giving and taking in nego-feminism. This research will further analyze the vigor and strength of a young girl who is in search of her origin that who is her mother, the identity that she has lost because of patriarchal culture and tradition. This research intends to unmask the behaviour of women towards other women that how some women make others to suffer. In an effort to achieve challenges, African feminists must compromise or sometimes negotiate enough just to acquire freedom, whether it is social or sexual freedom. Stella Ting Toomey's Identity Negotiation Theory, proposed in 1986, will be used in this study. The methods through which people strive to accomplish decisions on "who is who" in their interactions are referred to as identity negotiation. This theory stresses the paradoxical conflicts that minorities, particularly women, face when they move from the familiar to the unknown. In clear words, the focus of this research is to investigate how women will use the negotiation culture to undermine patriarchy for their own sexual and social advantages.