Research Papers/Topics in English And Literary Studies

TEACHING AND LEARNING OF THE THEME OF CORRUPTION IN CHINUA ACHEBE'S "A MAN OF THE PEOPLE" IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ANAMBRA EAST L.G.A OF ANAMBRA STATE

AbstractThe study dealt with the teaching and learning of the theme of corruption in Achebe’s A Man of the People in secondary schools in Anambra East L.G.A. of Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study. The literature review was done in four sub-headings: Conceptual framework; theoretical framework; review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.  The study adopted a survey research design.  The population of the study was all tertiary instituti...

FACTORS IMPEDING THE EFFECTIVE LEARNING OF MECHANICAL ACCURACY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ONITSHA NORTH OF ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACTThe study dealt with the Factors Impeding the Effective Learning of Mechanical Accuracy among Secondary Schools in Onitsha North of Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study.  The literature review was done in four sub-headings: Conceptual framework; theoretical framework; review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.  The study adopted a survey research design.  The population of the study was all the students of public secondary schools in Onit...

Women and Economic Independence in Flora Nwapa's EFURU and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo's THE LAST OF THE STRONG ONES

One of the challenges faced by the society is the controversy surrounding the status of the female gender. While some describe the woman as the weaker sex, others refer to the female as a second class citizen. Both claims could be said to be rooted in cultural, social and religious orientations. To this end, many female writers have written to debunk these stereotypes and reconfigure women’s identities as part of the needful project to recover the distinctive tradition of African...

Migrancy and Diaspora Identities in Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters' Street and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

One of the major challenges of postcolonial African literature has been its transnational shift in the age of globalization. Globalization with its attendant increase in migrations continues to witness an influx of human beings from diverse parts of the world into Europe and America. Predictably, the largest numbers are often from the less developed countries of the world. The outcome of these  movements has been transformations and integrations in different ways. It is on this premise t...

How to Perform a Literature Review with Free and Open Source Software

As it provides a firm foundation for advancing knowledge, a solid literature review is a critical feature of any academic investigation. Yet, there are several challenges in performing literature reviews including: i) lack of access to the literature because of costs, ii) fracturing of the literature into many sources, lack of access and comprehensive coverage in many databases and search engines, and iii) the use of proprietary software lock-in strategies for bibliographic software, which ca...

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF REMI RAJI’S WEB OF REMEMBRANCE AND IDRIS AMALI’S WAR OF ANTS

 AbstractStylistics over the years has proven to be a field capable of accounting for the structural and functional intricacies of language and its style of use. This is owing to the fact that it is a field that allows for the empirical and thorough analysis of texts (both literary and non-literary), through its vast and apt analytical tools. In lieu of this, this study is a stylistic analysis of Remi Raji’s Web of Remembrance and Idris Amali’s War of Ants. The purpose of the study w...

A Deconstruction of Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and China Achebe's There Was a Country as Nigerian Civil War Novels

A DECONSTRUCTION OF CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN AND CHINUA ACHEBE’S THERE WAS A COUNTRY AS NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR NOVELSBYOYELEKE SUNDAY MICHAELU14EL1063A PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES, FACULTY OF ARTS, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA IN FULFILMENT OF ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH (LITERATURE)OCTOBER, 2018.DeclarationI hereby declare that this research is done by Oyeleke Sunday Michael of the Depar...

Themes and style / language in Foreign Gods Inc. by Okey Ndibe

This work examine the themes and style employs by Okey Ndibe in Foreign Gods Inc. which captures or demonstrates the contemporary decadence in Nigeria and Nigerians in diaspora as well as Africa as a whole. However, this work basically uses qualitative methodology of textual analysis of the novel, Foreign Gods Inc. It adopts the formalistic approach as it deals on form and contents which we are looking at as themes and style of narration in the novel. This is to enhance readers understanding ...

RE-VISIONING HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE NIGERIAN NOVEL: A STUDY OF JUDE DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS AND CHINELO OKPARANTA’S UNDER THE UDALA TREES

ABSTRACT Queer studies in Nigerian literature seem to still be stuck in the situation Chris Dunton described in 1989 claiming that homosexuality has been denied history by African writers. There has been a proliferation of works handling characters that are homosexual since the turn of the 21st Century, and not in the usual stereotypical and predictable way Dunton described. This study undertakes two such major works: Jude Dibia’s Walking with Shadows and Chinelo Okparanta’s...

THE DYNAMICS AND EXIGENCY OF THE QUEST FOR SELF IDENTITY: A PSYCHOANALYTIC EXPLORATION OF JUDE DIBIA’S UNBRIDLED AND WALKING WITH SHADOWS

This research work presents a focus on the nature and nuances of identity, through the lens of psychoanalysis and queer criticism respectively for the two novels under study.ABSTRACT Axiomatically, identity is the defining pivot of our lives; therefore, it is an exigency. The struggle for identity  and self-realisation forms  the overriding premise  of this  dissertation, especially as this struggle is reflected in the lives of Ngozi Akachi and Adrian Ebele Njoko, the...

Folktales and Proverbs in African Mythical Tradition: A study of K. Sello Duiker's HIDDEN STARS and Chinua Achebe's ARROW OF GOD

Folktales and folklore which are traditional art, literature, knowledge and practice disseminated largely through oral communication and behavioral examples were initially collected and documented by some writers for culture preservation only because they felt that these elements of folklore are going into extinction and need to be frozen in print, while some writers incorporate folklore materials in their novels, poems, drama for entertainment and culture preservation. These writers ar...

RE-WRITING THE PAST AND THE DILEMMA OF SOCIAL RELEVANCE IN TOYIN ABIODUN’S THE TRIALS OF AFONJA AND THE MARRIAGE OF ARIKE

This is a research on Toyin Abiodun's drama texts "The Marriage of Arike" and "The Trials of Afonja" describing it as books on history and African culture using the theory "New Historicism".ABSTRACTMany writers resort borrowing and incorporating elements of culture in their works other to preserve from extinction. The writers in this time are aware of the historicity of the people as well as the culture and aesthetics which he intends to capture. The intention here is to educate,entertain, as...

Culture and Language in African Literature: A Study of Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God

Abstract There  is  a  symbiotic  relationship  between  language,  culture  and  literature  as  each reinforces, projects and distills the other. The need for the projection of African culture had  informed the development of  modern African literature which serves to enlighten, educate and showcase African worldview, practices and problems. Against the Conradian misinformed notion of Africans as a people without culture,...

Afropolitanism and the Crises of Identity in Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah and Teju Cole's Open City

This is my B.A. long essay submitted to the department of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria where I bagged Bachelor of Arts in English. AbstractThe experience of migration, exile, globalisation, identity, and their effects of hybridity, poly valency, Afropolitanism, cultural fusion, cross-ethnicity, transnationality and intermixture have been gaining prominence in literary productions for many decades now largely due to globalisation and increasing years of diasporic living. Afropolitan...

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