Duality in two west african literary genres: achebe’s a man of the people and soyinka’s the lion and the jewel

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture

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Title Duality in two west african literary genres: achebe’s a man of the people and soyinka’s the lion and the jewel
 
Creator Bazimaziki, Gabriel
 
Subject duality
modernity
symbol
themes
tradition
 
Description Literature is a dual discipline as it deals with human beings and their environment at monist and dualist levels. Duality in literature in this respect arouses considerable interest here. It is explored in West African writings with a particular focus on Achebe’s A Man of the People and Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel. Both authors’ use of duality for each is examined by attempting to measure the two literary works’ main characters and the leading themes. Achebe’s Chief Nanga and his antagonist, Odili, are compared to Soyinka’s Baroka and his rival Lakunle.  Sidi the center of the conflict in Soyinka’s play is measured to Achebe’s Edna. Both writers’ works are examined under the plane of the conflict of generations. The two literary works exhibit the themes of tradition versus modernity depicted through their characters. The analysis revealed that a character in one genre may be different from or similar to another’s story character from a similar or different setting.
 
Publisher Scientific and Literature Open Access Publishing
 
Date 2020-09-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sloap.org/journals/index.php/ijllc/article/view/961
10.21744/ijllc.v6n6.961
 
Source International journal of linguistics, literature and culture; Vol. 6 No. 6: November 2020; 1-7
2455-8028
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sloap.org/journals/index.php/ijllc/article/view/961/1501
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International journal of linguistics, literature and culture
 

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