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Title:Nigerian literature: triumphs and travails
Editor:Diala, IsidoreISNI
Periodical:Tydskrif vir letterkunde (ISSN 0041-476X)
Geographic term:Nigeria
literary criticism
About persons:Christopher Ifeanyichukwu Okigbo (1932-1967)ISNI
Ben Okri (1959-)ISNI
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)ISNI
Wole Soyinka (1934-)
Theodora Akachi EzeigboISNI
Tanure Ojaide (1948-)ISNI
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977-)ISNI
Niyi Osundare (1947-)ISNI
Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010)ISNI
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tvl/issue/view/7968
Abstract:The articles in this special issue of 'Tydskrif vir Letterkunde' demonstrate that the core of Nigerian literature is the lived experience of the people and thus the social commitment of the writers is the filter through which their image of the human situation is represented. The compact between the literary imagination and the historical process, like the interface between the written and oral literatures of the nation is the compelling subject of Nigerian literary criticism. Contributions: Editorial (Isidore Diala); Living the myth: revisiting Okigbo's art and commitment (Dan Izevbaye); Ben Okri's 'The famished road': a re-evaluation (Ben Obumselu); Chinua Achebe: a re-assessment (Charles E. Nnolim); Forget the muse, think only of the (decentered) subject? (Biodun Jeyifo on Soyinka); Writing resistance: dissidence and visions of healing in Nigerian poetry of the military era (Oyeniyi Okunoye); 'Daughteronomy': Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, domestic amazons and patriarchal assumptions in 'Children of the eagle' (J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada); Exile, exilic consciousness and the poetic imagination in Tanure Ojaide's poetry (James Tar Tsaaior); History and ideology in Chimamanda Adichie's fiction (Sophia O. Ogwude); The poet as rainmaker: fertility and pluvial aesthetics in Osundare's 'The eye of the earth' (Emma Ngumoha); Nuptial poetry among the Tiv of Nigeria (Moses Tsenôngu); A dance on contrasting platforms: African tradition and revolutionary aesthetics in Esiaba Irobi's plays (Leon Onyewuchi Osu); Endogenous and exogenous factors in national development: inferences from the metaphor of witchcraft (Aje) in Olatubosun Oladapo's poetry (George Olusola Ajibade); Adichie's 'Purple hibiscus' and issues of ideology in the constitution of the Nigerian novel (Onyemaechi Udumukwu). [ASC Leiden abstract]