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Title:Igbo anthroponyms: linguistic perspectivism in Omenuko
Author:Iwundu, Mataebere
Year:1980
Periodical:Kiabārā: Journal of the Humanities
Volume:3
Issue:2
Pages:55-79
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Igbo
personal names
novels
Abstract:The works of Igbo novelists writing in English or in Igbo, especially the works of those who set their narratives in the older Nigerian provincial environment, provide useful details in the structuring and use of personal names or anthroponyms. Authors often use anthroponyms to portray a worldview through characterization and development of plot. This paper demonstrates the anthroponymic perspectivism in Pita NWANA's 'Omenuko' (1973, first ed. 1933) and shows that, everywhere in the novel, Nwana is concerned with the use of names as a psychological projection. App., bibliogr., notes, ref.
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