Research Papers/Topics in Literature in English

REPRESENTATION OF VIOLENCE ON WOMEN IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS

ABSTRACT   This study examines how Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus interrogates the problem of violence on women. The study shows how violence is represented through characters who due to violence condoned by male characters they are affected. It establishes how the novel portrays religion and patriarchy as two ideologies that men exploit to enforce violence on women and subject them to submission. In the portrait, family is represented as the focal point where violence is ...

Ideology And The Representation Of Black Male Character In Selected African American Literary Texts: Bontemps Black Thunder; Wrights Black Boys; Walkers The Thirdlife Of Grange Copeland And M

ABSTRACTThe study explores the enactment of black masculinities as represented across time in BlackThunder, Black Boy, The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Song of Solomon. Twotheoretical frameworks have been used, namely Black Marxism and Connell’s masculinitytheory. Male writers’ portrayal of black male characters has been analysed using both BlackMarxism and Connell’s (1995) theory of masculinity. However, femalewriters’representations of black males do not show elements of radica...

EFFECT OF ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND SPACE ON MODERN LITERATURE

Architecture is a social form of art while literature can either be written or verbal form of art.Reflecting on the literature of a particular region can help to better understand thefundamental basics of the architecture of such region. Just as the Architecture of a region is areflection of the people’s culture and way of life, Literature more often than not is also awritten or verbal documentation of life experiences and narratives that may cut across culture,lifestyle, traditions, and hi...

Mystification And Demystification As A Trope In Alain Mabanckou’s Writings

ABSTRACT This study investigated the writings of Alain Mabanckou, the giant Congolese literary writer for mystification and demystification as a trope he employs in his writings. It was guided by two theoretical underpinnings which are Roland Barthes‘ perspectives on myth: myth as a type of speech and myth as a semiological system. It was also guided by the post-colonial theory with leanings on Homi Bhabha‘s Hybridity, Mimicry and Ambivalence. Three specific objectives guided this ...

Ufutuhi Katika Nyimbo Za Sherehe Za Unyago Wa Wazaramo: Utumizi Na Dhima Zake Kwa Hadhira

IKISIRIUtafiti huu ulichunguza ujitokezaji wa ufutuhi katika nyimbo za sherehe za unyagowa Wazaramo kwa kuangalia utumizi na dhima zake kwa hadhira. Dhana ya ufutuhiimefasiliwa kuwa ni hali furaha, ucheshi, kicheko au tabasamu itokanayo na vijenzimbalimbali. Vijenzi vya ufutuhi vilivyomakinikiwa katika utafiti huu ni kejeli,vijembe, dhihaka, na balagha.Utafiti ulifanyika uwandani na maktabani ambapo data za utafiti zilikusanywa nabaadaye kuchambuliwa na kuwasilishwa kwa njia ya ufafanuzi wa k...

Compassionate Love In Homer’s Iliad

ABSTRACT Human beings in all societies depend and interact with one another because they are social beings. In war times, there is chaos and destruction which create trauma. The underlying themes of the Iliad such as wrath, strife, and destruction are established through war and violence. They become the backdrop through which other themes such as honour and pride, justice, loyalty, and sense of responsibility are displayed. These themes in Homer‘s Iliad have been examined by scholars...