You can find articles related to African literature in the databases listed below, these contain journals that focus on African literature. You can search these if you don't want to get overwhelmed by the amount of information in ArticlesPlus.
You can find the full text of many of these articles especially the more recent ones in these databases.
You can find articles related to African gender issues in the databases listed below, these databases are focused specifically on women and gender.
Some of the articles in these databases are not available by searching ArticlesPlus, so it is important that you extend your search to these databases.