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Review of Born Again. Director, Gabriel Moses, Amaco Productions, Nigeria 2001; and Submission: (Beware of Adicers[sic]). Director, Christian Onu, Valseco Productions, 2001

Janki Patel


Women portrayed in domestic spheres are not always reflective of the way women actually utilize their roles as mothers and wives. The marriages of Azuka and Patrick (Submission, 2001) and Loretta and Edward (Born Again, 2001) are ones in which the wives are fully dependent on their husbands. “I want you to stay home and read the bible,” Edward informs his wife, Loretta. In both movies, wives express their love by becoming full time housewives: they stay home, cook the food, clean the house and serve the master. Submission and Born Again specifically present Nigerian wives as domestic beings, willing to give up all autonomy to do whatever their husbands ask.

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editor: Nkiru Nzegwu; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator & Book Review Editor: Azuka Nzegwu

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