ABSTRACT

There is an understanding that African historical subjugation by Western imperial and capitalist machination substantially accounts for the metaphor of disability by which the continent is defined today. It may also be because there is a tendency to cast the female body in a mould that is analogous to disability—the reason whereby it is excluded "from participation in public and economic life" and at worst, "defined in opposition to a norm that is assumed to possess natural physical superiority". Overall, the work underscores disability literature's capacity to resolve social contradictions through the agency of remediation. Recent creative enterprise in African literature, especially in the twenty-first century, has continually challenged the biased notion against the place of women in the resistance to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Literature on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade has done much to engage with the obnoxious trade and its negative impact on Africa and African peoples, both on the continent and in the Diaspora.