Research Papers/Topics in English And Literary Studies

Womanhood and Identity in Lola Shoneyin THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGIS WIVES

past few decades, African women scholars have weighed in on significant issues raised by feminists all over the world. With each new point of view, the knowledge base about the African woman’s life, thoughts and experiences continues to grow. This research explores female space and other aspects of the African woman’s social environment, re-examining questions of identity, womanhood and female empowerment in Africa by looking at Lola Shoneyin’s novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s W...

THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA: THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

Abstract The late nineteen century saw a small group of the European powers involving in the division of Africa. It was yet at the primary level where a very petite group had the concession to have African land space. Between 1880 and 1900, ninety per cent of the African territory was partitioned amongst a hand full of European powers. Germany, Italy and Belgium had 2.5 million square miles of lands shared between them, France gained 3.5 million and Britain gained 5 million square miles ...

Translation Equivalence as a Semantic Strategy: An Inquiry into the Language of Soyinka’s Forest of a Thousand Daemons

AbstractTranslation entails the presentation of texts and their meanings, which originally exist in a particular language, in another language.Scholars such as Catford (1965),Wisner G. (2013), Osundare (1995) andOsakwe (1998) have studied the intricacies in translationyet, little was done on the concept of translation equivalence especially as it relates to meaning. Therefore, this paper examined translation equivalence as a semantic strategy in Soyinka’s Forest of a Thousand Daemons....

A Pragmatic Analysis of Selected Qur’anic Verses Based on the Creation of Man

AbstractQur’an, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by its followers, the Muslims, to be completely of divine origin. The eloquence, depth, meaning, and beautiful language of this book surprised thinkers and critics world over. Even, non-Muslim scholars agree that the Qur’an is Arabic literature par excellence. Despite its Arabic origin, there are thousands of Muslims who do not possess the knowledge in Arabic and study the Qur’an in English. English speaking ...

Should Humanity Avenge Divinity? Discuss Using Chinua Achebe's Dead Men's Path and Reuben Onyishi's Clash of Divinity

The question should humanity avenge Divinity is a tricky question but i will try to explain it in my own understanding using Chinua Achebe's DEAD MEN’S PATH AND Reuben Onyishi’s Clash of Divinity.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH SONNET AND TRADITIONAL BALLAD

The development of English Sonnet and Traditional Ballad.the book talks about how sonnet was developed and how the Traditional Ballad came to be.

The Major Themes of petals of blood

the major themes of the book "petals of Blood" by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEDIEVAL DRAMA AND RENAISSANCE PERIOD

the differences between medieval period and the Renaissance period and the examples of writtings during these period.

ALIENATION /DIVIDED CONSCIOUSNESS IN CHEIKH HAMIDOU KANE’S AMBIGUOUS ADVENTURE

This paper attempts to explicate one of the major trends in African literature, alienation. Using CHEIKH HAMIDOU KANE’S AMBIGUOUS ADVENTURE, it clearly foregrounds the idea that Africans experience of alienation and divided consciousness are as a result of their exposure to the culture of the occident. 

Story Writing Kit.

A GOOD STORY.Thinking of things ,people or place that  that interest you is a great way to come-up with story ideas.  for example, i love having burn fire. It interests me. i could choose to write about a burn fire experience during my last summer camp.How do we do this? first, you need a pencil, a paper , write down the exciting ideas that pop into your mind, try to picture something really creative. this step will guide you to have a good plan for your story.A good story come...

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