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Nigerian Diaspora Literature: A Conceptual and Thematic Study of Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah

ABSTRACT The recent torrent of migrations of Nigerians to other parts of the world such as Europe, Asia among others is alarming. Recently, several migrants and those who have close insight into migrant experiences have been writing of migrants lives in diverse forms of literature. These writings have provided insight into Nigerian migration issues - racial discrimination, hair politics et al. The paper uses postcolonial theory in studying conceptual cum thematic concerns of Chimamanda Adich...

Sex and Sexuality in Contemporary Nigerian Literature: A Case Study of Toni Kan's Nights of The Creaking Bed and Ballad of Rage

ABSTRACT The newly experimented stylistic exploration in contemporary Nigerian literature is in the incorporation of sex and sexuality. Before now, writers stylized gestures with symbolised represented matters with sexual connotations. However, recently, prose is rapidly fading away from this established modest order. In Toni Kan’s Nights of the Creaking Bed and Ballad of Rage, it is observed that sexually-related taboos are reoccurring. Issues like love making, abortion, gay and lesbian lo...

Supporting the View that Zimbabwean Writers are not Court Jesters in View of Freedom Nyamubaya in “On the Road Again” and Chirikure-Chirikure in “We Shall Not Sleep”

Abstract The author Freedom Nyamubaya is respected as the voice of the powerless in bringing the true account of the escapades of the armed struggle as an active member of the war of liberation, thus her writings are autobigographical.  Nyamubaya is well known for using Marxist feminist ideology in focusing on ways in which women are being oppressed through different systems of capitalism.  The Marxist feminist women’s liberation can be achieved through restructuring of the current capi...

Contrastive Analysis of Hausa Language and English Language

This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Hausa language and English language, focusing on their phonetic, phonemic, and grammatical differences. The research begins by examining the global status of the English language and the challenges encountered by ESL and EFL learners due to the influence of their native language on their second language performance. The analysis proceeds by comparing the consonant systems of English and Hausa. English possesses 24 consonants, whi...

Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language

This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Isang language and English language, focusing on phonology, syntax, tenses, and overall language structure. The primary objective is to highlight the similarities and differences between the two languages, particularly providing insights for bilingual students and language learners. The study advocates the use of contrastive analysis as an effective approach for examining and comparing different languages. The phonological analys...

CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF THE KANURI LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ABSTRACT This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Kanuri language and the English language. The abstract begins by emphasizing the significance of language in human communication and the pivotal role of words in linguistic studies. It briefly touches upon the Kanuri people, their origins, and their traditional way of life, setting the context for the analysis. The focus of the study is primarily on the sentence structure in English and Kanuri, highlighting notable dif...

Religion: A Widget of Culture in African Societies

Abstract Culture is a total way of life of everyone in a society. Every human in a society is under a set of rules, regulations, behaviour, mindset and even materials for a way of living. The concept of culture is a debatable discussion among many scholars but every society and scholar agree on the existence of culture. Thus culture is a universal phenomenon found everywhere but in different formats, thus culture changes over time and the causes of its changes usually account for the extern...

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KIFILIDEEN, LUKMON AND FATIMO SCALES IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE MAGNITUDE OF POPULATION OF ANY PARTICULAR ENTITY AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT

The magnitude of a population of a particular entity such as human being, plant, animal, bacteria and virus present in a state, nation or location determine the strength and the weakness of such state, nation or location. Knowing the magnitude of the population of the entity would help to figure the intensity and impact of such entity in the area. This study established the Kifilideen, Lukmon and Fatimo scales to determine the magnitude of the population of any particular entity of a...

Africa and The Wider World.

Abstract The subject of poverty, political instability, technological backwardness, religious extremist insecurity and debt burden, to mention but a few dominate current affairs Amon Africa nations. The continent of Africa had been relegated to the ground among the committee of nations because of the above events. In most cases, most Africa countries are tagged to be developing, some underdevelop and mostly in the international scene as the third world countries. These had led to arising ques...

A SPEECH ACT ANALYSIS OF INDIRECTNESS IN DUL JOHNSON'S MELANCHOLIA.

ABSTRACT This research analyzes indirectness in selected utterances of characters in Dul Johnson’s Melancholia. It aims to identify how characters in the play deployed direct and indirect speech act in their conversations. It also examines the effects of the indirect speech act on the hearers; and the motives of the characters for deploying speech act in their conversations. Meanwhile, this study adopts Searle’s Speech Act Theory (SAT) 1969. The researcher finds out that characters deploy...

The Role of the Mass Media in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in the Durfur Region of Western Sudan

ABSTRACT  The study assessed the role of the mass media in peace building and conflict resolution in the Darfur region of Western Sudan. The study was guided by five objectives which included; to determine the profile of the respondents in regard to age, sex, education and occupation, to investigate the strategies used by the media in reporting conflict events in the Darfur region, to analyze the role of media in reporting conflict in Darfur, to examine the effects of the media on conflict r...

Polygyny and its Effects on Womens Rights in Rwanda A Case of Nyamagabe District

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the effect of polygyny on women’s rights in Nyarnagabe District Rwanda. The general objective of the study was to analyse the relationship between the practices of polygyny in Nyarnagabe District and its effects on women’s rights. The study population comprised of 151 respondents of Nyarnagabe District especially in three Sectors both qualitative and quantitative in nature. The study used questionnaire and interview method to collect data from the respond...

The Concept of Paul Taylors Biocentric Ethics

ABSTRACT  Ethics as an aspect of axiology has always existed strictly as a human affair. This had given rise to the conclusion that human centered ethics, in its conception and articulation is insufficient in the face of the present day environmental problem; since humans neither consider the natural world nor its wild living beings as entity worthy of moral consideration. With the three main components of Taylor’s ethics, namely: the beliefsystem, the attitude of respect for nature and th...

Language and Meaning in J.P. Clark Abiku and Soyinka's Abiku: A Comparative Analysis

This paper discusses contrastive analysis of language and meaning in Abiku child in two prominent Nigerian poems: J.P Clark's Abiku and Wole Soyinka's Abiku. The paper provides a detailed background of the poems, analyzes the language and meaning of each, and compares and contrasts the writers' approach to the theme. The analysis focuses on the language and literary devices used in the poems, including repetition, imagery, allusion, and personification. The paper also explores the cultural an...

Terrorism

The number of people killed by terrorist acts around the globe has decreased over the previous five years, while the number of incidents in this area has more than doubled since 2016. About half of all fatalities that were attributed to terrorism occurred in sub-Saharan Africa in 2021, with more than a third of those deaths occurring in just four countries: Somalia, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. The expansion of violent extremism or terrorism to other regions of the continent, such as Mozamb...


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