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Title:Prophets and Women in Nigerian Tragedy
Author:Melamu, M.
Year:1978
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Volume:1
Issue:1
Pages:43-88
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:drama
prophets
women
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Women's Issues
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Abstract:In his relentless rush to catastrophe, the tragic protagonist in Nigerian tragedy in afforded the opportunity to avoid or ward off disaster by having at his disposal either prophet-like characters whose business in to advise and guide him in ways that can only ensure his safety, or women who, through love and compassion, also seek to protect the protagonist. A close examination of these influences illustrates the ways in which doomed man will blindly spurn generous offers likely to ensure their survival. Notes.
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