Book Library

Read or Download Book Online

Download: [PDF] comparative studies in african dirge poetry

Comparative Studies In African Dirge Poetry

Comparative Studies in African Dirge Poetry PDF

Get Book

Author: Gloria Monica T. Emezue
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9783603418
Size: 38.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 193
View: 7268

Book Description: Comparative Studies in African Dirge Poetry is an important contribution to research in African literature by Nigerian scholar GMT Emezue. Emezue sets out to portray the role and function of African dirge. Moving from the general (African milieu) to the specific (Igbo heritage) she explores written and oral modes of poetic expressions. Emezue also posits a theory of the African dirge with features comparatively distinctive from the formalised structures of western art. GMT Emezue's interest in traditional African dirge songs and modern poetry is borne from her conviction that nowhere in the corpus of oral poetry have there been more works of heightened creativity than the dirge forms.


Nation Power And Dissidence In Third Generation Nigerian Poetry In English

Nation  power and dissidence in third generation Nigerian poetry in English PDF

Get Book

Author: Egya, Sule E.
Publisher: NISC (Pty) Ltd
ISBN: 1920033440
Size: 11.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188
View: 5427

Book Description: Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English is a theoretical and analytical survey of the poetry that emerged in Nigeria in the 1980s. Hurt into poetry, the poets collectively raise aesthetics of resistance that dramatises the nationalist imagination bridging the gap between poetry and politics in Nigeria. The emerging generation of poetic voices raises an outcry against the repressive military regimes of the 1980s and 1990s. Ingrained in the tradition of protest literature in Africa, the third-generation poetry is presented here as part of the cultural struggles that unseat military despotism and envisage a democratic society. Not only does Egya place emphasis on the poetry's interaction with the culture and history of military oppression in Nigeria − an interaction that sees the poetry not only feeding from the history but also feeding it; he also contextualises the generational consciousness of these poets. Scholars of Nigerian literature, African literature, and researchers interested in world literatures will welcome Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English as an invaluable contribution to indigenous knowledge, critical studies in Africa, and the rehabilitation and production of an African aesthetic.


Bards And Tyrants

Bards and Tyrants PDF

Get Book

Author: Chinenye Ce
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 252
View: 4680

Book Description: Bards and Tyrants is a collection of essays and book review presentations in literary journals and publisher forums within and outside Nigeria in the last decade by Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic, Chin Ce. In his preface to the volume Ce admits of the inscription of Africa "in two opposing and irremediable directions by her bards and petty tyrants." While one involves "a visionary literati that seek to elevate the potentials of their educational and cultural inheritance" the other embraces "the politics of tyrannosaurs" who hasten to drag the continent to "a state of complete and total degeneracy." For him it is the frightening prospect of this latter possibility that all partakers in contemporary African writing should and must confront. Thus from the journalistic criticism of the Nigerian state to more scholarly essays which evaluate some critical aspects and visions of African writers and critics like Achebe, Ngugi, Soyinka, Nwoga, Chinweizu, Emenyonu, Nnolim and several new poetry, prose and critical voices from around the continent, Chin Ce's arguments for new critical directions in modern African writing reveal some bold, and often sardonic, insights which press us to discern the truth of the argument and the familiarity of his proposition.


Poetics Of Rage

Poetics of Rage PDF

Get Book

Author: Egya, Sule E.
Publisher: Kraft Books
ISBN: 9789180152
Size: 44.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 178
View: 3401

Book Description: This study explores the nationalist imagination, artistic philosophy and the overtly political dimension of Remi Raji’s poetry. It is an attempt to construct a sustained critical discourse on Raji’s ongoing body of works. Raji is one of the major poetic voices on the Nigerian literary scene today. With the publication of his first collection, A Harvest of Laughters, in 1997 Raji has continued to strengthen his craft and vision through subsequent volumes: Webs of Remembrance (2000), Shuttlesongs: America – a Poetic Guided Tour (2003), Lovesong for My Wasteland (2005); and Gather My Blood Rivers of Song (2009). Evidently he has attained poetic maturity and, given the frequency of his output, is set to realise a fulfilled poetic career. His maturation thus far through these five volumes deserves a major critical assessment, and a possible prediction for the direction of his artistic vision.


Text And Theories In Transition

Text and Theories in Transition PDF

Get Book

Author: Charles Bodunde
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 43.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Africa south of Sahara
Languages : en
Pages : 249
View: 6793

Book Description:


Presentations Of Postcolonialism In English

Presentations of Postcolonialism in English PDF

Get Book

Author: Jaydeep Sarangi
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 56.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Indic literature (English)
Languages : en
Pages : 282
View: 5917

Book Description: On Savitri, epic poetry by Sri Aurobindo, 1872-1950.


Critical Approaches

Critical Approaches PDF

Get Book

Author: Irene Marques
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 17.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 204
View: 7025

Book Description: This book contains scholarly chapters and reviews on the novels and works of Nigerian novelist, poet and critic Chin Ce.


Six Centuries Of Verse

Six Centuries of Verse PDF

Get Book

Author:
Publisher: London : Thames Methuen
ISBN:
Size: 76.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 290
View: 6569

Book Description: Is both a history and an anthology of poetry in the English language, from Chaucer to T.S. Eliot and from Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas.