Research Papers/Topics in Literature In English

Re-Defining The Image Of Nigerian Woman: A Case Study Of Zainab Alkali’s The Descendants

ABSTRACT In 1835, Auguste Conte, in his treatise on The Positive Philosophy, stated that “the essence of God’s wisdom in creating Eve (woman) was not to undermine Adam (man) but to establish a balancing force between the creator and the created.It is, therefore, a truism that a woman is, by the very fact of her creation, a partner of man. It is unfortunate that the men folk have seen it fit to relegate women to an ignominious position. However, in an effort to redeem the situation,...

Reflecting The Times: A Journey Of Self-Discovery In Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come

ABSTRACT This research work presents A Journey of Self-Discovery reflecting the times of Sefi Atta’s novel Everything Good Will Come. It has examined the growing up of a child from adolescence to adulthood. This research is subjected to textual analysis, using post-colonial paradigm as the framework with a view to highlighting the enduring need for female self-discovery and individuality in neocolonial Nigeria. This research work also examines the socio-economic and political landsc...

EFFECT OF ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND SPACE ON MODERN LITERATURE

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

Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross

ABSTRACTThis research topic – Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross – explores the representation of Marxism in African fictions. Almost all African nations have slipped the noose of colonialism; this has influenced African leaders who continually perpetrate the principles and system of self interest of their former colonial masters. In this case, African literature/fiction has been reflecting this neo colonial issue with the aim of profferi...