Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN FICTION. A STUDY OF CHIKA UNIGWE’S ON BLACK SISTERS’ STREET AND IFEANYI AJAEGBO’S SARAH HOUSE

ABSTRACTHuman trafficking is a global phenomenon, and in most cases, women are core victims of trafficking for sexual purposes. The push and pull factors are what contribute to the growth of trafficking, in which traffickers use the pull factors to lure vulnerable women and girls into this global capitalist flesh trade. This study will be using Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street and Ifeanyi Ajaegbo’s Sarah House as case study to examine how women are being subjected to all forms of...

THE SUPERNATURAL IN AMOS TUTUOLA’S THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD AND MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS

ABSTRACTThis research x-rays the existence of the supernatural and its role in reality which has become a pre-dominant factor that has gained prominence and importance from time immemorial, and how writers have tried to project this concept in their literary engagements. In an attempt to establish this argument, the researcher explored Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. These novels depict and explore the idea of the supernatural in various manifestatio...

A LINGUISTIC STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE BLACK BOY BY RICHARD WRIGHT

ABSTRACTThe Black Boy by Richard Wright is an African American novel. It is often written by an African American Writer .This story entails the sufferings that a black American boy encountered from the White. It is often a pathetic story with pathetic treatments. These treatments are often conveyed in form of expressions. And they are examined in this work.In this project, some certain linguistic features are carried out such as: Adjective and the Other of Adjective, the use of Personal Prono...

UTOPIANISM IN ADAOBI NWAUBANI’S I DO NOT COME TO YOU BY CHANCE AND FESTUS IYAYI’S VIOLENCE

ABSTRACTThis research examined itself with the contributions of two literary artists to the lives and experiences of people in the Nigerian society, especially on the concept of utopianism and the various factors hampering its fulfillment in the dystopian Nigerian society. This is because the literary artists is seen as a committed person who uses his work to advocate for an egalitarian society, it satirizes the evils of corruption, exploitation and oppression; and push the proletariats into ...

DUAL PERSONALITY IN YEJIDE KILANKO’S DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH AND YVONNE VERA’S OPENING SPACES

ABSTRACTWomen are often the victims of dual personality which various writers, in their works often down play. Dual personality is when someone has two contrasting personality in them. This is the issue examined in this study from the standpoint of Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path and Yvonne Vera’s Opening Spaces which opines that dual personality which affects behaviour can really affect the human psyche as seen in the case of Morayo, Morenike, Mrs Ncube and her fellow women...

CONTENDING INTERTEXTUAL TROPES IN AFRICAN LITERATURE: READING FROM TWO KENYAN TEXTS

ABSTRACTAfrican writers have shown that literature can do more than just narration. They use several elements of narration that indicate their cultural background, ideological inclination, and peculiar experiences. More often than not, intertextual tropes are downplayed or lightly considered as mere literary elements rather than the driving forces to every work of literature ever written by any writer, be it African or Westerner. This study examined how two Kenyan texts engage in a ...

MOTHER TONGUE INTERFERENCE IN THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ABSTRACTThis study examines the effects of mother tongue on students in their efforts to acquire English as their second language. My scope of study was limited to Ado Ekiti in Ekiti state.For the purpose of the study, the following hypotheses were postulated;There will be no significant difference in the vocabulary and grammatical patterns of the L1 (Yoruba) and. L2 (English language) in the acquisition and subsequent performance of students in L2, English language,There will be no significa...

MARITAL SUBJECTIVITY IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND NESHANI ANDREAS’ THE PURPLE VIOLET OF OSHAANTU

ABSTRACTWomen are often the victims of domestic violence which male writers, in their thematic preoccupation with socio-political issues of the moment, often down play. This is the issue examine in this paper from the standpoint of Neshani Andreas’ The Purple Violet of Oshaantu and Chimamanda Adichie’s The Purple Violet of Oshaantu and It argues that wife battering continues courtesy of the silence of the women themselves in marriage due to the oppressive yoke of patriarchy which has come...

INTERROGATING THE SOCIO-POLITICAL EQUATION OF LECTURER-STUDENTS’ RELATIONSHIP IN CLASSROOM SITUATIONS

ABSTRACTThis study is to critically examine the socio-political equation of lecturer-students’ relationship in a classroom situation. The main objective of this study is to investigate lecturer-students’ relationship in a classroom situation focusing on the social equation and political equation evident in the relationship and also to explicate how the socio-political equation of this relationship affects or influences productivity in students. Through observation, the investigator was ab...

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN TELEVISION SERIES – JENIFA’S DIARY

ABSTRACTJenifa’s Diary is a film screened as a television program and has been produced to entertain and educate the Nigerian youths most especially. The main character, Jenifa, is known for her hilarious and rib breaking grammatical blunders. However, more importantly, the series draw attention to prevalent social ills with the hope that such attention will assist in encouraging relevant social agencies to mediate, subsequently in alleviating the problems faced by affected people and commu...

YORUBA TRADITIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: A CASE STUDY OF ILE ABEGAN, OGBOMOSO

An overview of the various Yoruba traditional healthcare providers in Nigeria. This work is specifically on Ile Abegan healthcare services which can be used as a reference for healthcare providers and development in Africa. Also, the lineages role in healthcare delivery was also discussed. TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivTable of Contents viCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTIONBackground to the Study 1Statement of the Research Problem 3Objectives of the S...

What Now

My work is about the current trend of political unfoldings in Uganda in the year 2017. In 2017, the 10th Parliament of Uganda sought to remove the only safeguard in the constitution and indeed succeeded. That is the presidential age limit which would bar president Museveni from contesting beyond the age of 75.

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION ON THE PERSUASIVENESS OF TV ADVERTS ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR (a case study of Indomie noodles)

This study was based on the audience perception on the persuasiveness of TV Adverts on consumer behavior using Indomie noodles TV adverts as a case study. The study was carried out with the aim of measuring the effects of TV adverts on consumer buying behavior. Empirical research was carried out from various literature texts on basic concepts of advertising and its influence on consumers buying habit. The research design used was survey. 100 respondents were randomly selected from Stud...

Prophetic Religion In The Old Testament

The prophetic religion is concerned with the religion of Israel as it affects the activities of prophets in the land of Israel. Israel had a shift in religion at a time, and such was the period of the prophets speaking through God. This time has been interpreted to be theocratic in nature and redirecting in the actions of the people. It was when God's holy law for life had ceased to be an effective force for molding men and society that God raised up men to call the people back to Him and His...

The Divinity Of Jesus Christ And His Dominance Over Creation In Colossians 115-17

ABSTRACTThe issue of the divine nature of Jesus Christ had generated series of controversies over times from the apostolic age to this present age. Many people find it difficult to reconcile the issue of “God in the flesh” as in the case of Jesus Christ. This brought about the partly understanding and spiritual limitation in relationship with the eternal God. When the divine nature of Christ is not properly comprehended, the divine work of redemption cannot be properly understood and appr...


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