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Foster 1 Justin Foster Professor Lee, TA-Ann Hist 130-001 7 October 2011 Throughout the twentieth century, a man’s role in society was continuously changing. The Joys of Motherhood, by Buchi Emecheta, is about a relatively traditional family who must adapt to the ways of the modern white men. Nnaife, a man of the Owulum family who moved to Lagos to make a living, is very affected by the modernization in Western Africa. The oncoming modernization has astounding effects on Nnaife’s life as well as his family’s, including his job, his role in the family, and the education of his children. The modernization in Lagos made a big impact on the jobs that men held to make a living. Nnaife’s job was no exception to this. He worked as a washer, which was traditionally a woman’s job, to be able to provide for his family. Other male jobs changed as well. These new jobs came about due to the white men, which included joining the army and working on railroads. These jobs were very untraditional for men to hold and only came about due to the white men. Working on the railroads became a
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