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  • 1. UTOPIANISM AND CHARATERISATION IN AMINATA SOWFALL’S THE BEGGER’S STRIKE AND ...

    » CHAPTER ONE Introduction Though a lot of people have written Utopianism and characterization, but this research work is to assess Utopianism in Aminata Sowfall’s The Beggars Strike and Sembene Ousmane’s Xala through the use of characterization. Hegel’s in the phenomenology of spirit maintains that as a warning against all forms of Utopianism, similar Observations have been made about the...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  200 engagements | 

  • 2. TRADITIONAL AESTHETICS TRANSFER AND THE AFRICAN NOVELISTS (A STUDY OF ACHEBE’S...

    » ABSTRACT African novelists draw their raw materials from different sources, some draw their raw materials from the folktales being told at night, some writes about the village life before the Colonial masters while some transfer the beauty in African tradition into their works. Laye’s The African Child and Achebe’s Things fall Apart are embodiment of African tradition as observed by other ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 3. THEMES AND IMAGERY IN SELECTED ROMANTIC POEMS

    » ABSTRACT This study is set out to analyze the themes and use of imagery of the Romantic period in William Wordsworth’s “The World Is Too Much With Us” and “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” and William Blake’s “London” and “The Garden of Love”. The purpose is to enlighten readers on the need for the return of man back to nature as the means for correcting a decaying society...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 4. THEME OF VENGEANCE IN WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET AND MERCHANT OF VENICE

    » ABSTRACT Vengeance is a harmful action against a person in response to grievance, be it ready or perceived. This project work examines the theme of vengeance in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Merchant of Venice. In doing this, approaches to taking vengeance will be aimed in both plays. Chapter one will deal with introduction to vengeance, chapter two will consist of literature review on the...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 5. THE SOCIOLOGICAL INDICES OF AFRICAN DRAMA (A STUDY OF WOLE SOYINKA’S THE BEATI...

    » ABSTRACT A persisting tendency in African Drama has remained a careful evaluation and a critical analysis of the African society for the purpose of heralding the cultural virtues and attacking the vices prevalent in the African society for a general social transformation.  Drama has been defined as the mimesis of life on stage before a given audience and a replication of the human society on stag...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  111 engagements | 

  • 6. THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA AS IN THE JOYS OF...

    » ABSTRACT This thesis is concerned with feminist aesthetics carving out the motherist theory in the title The role of women in the Socio–economic development of Nigeria using Buchi Emecheta as an example. It is a common knowledge that most Nigerian culture gives more cognition for the “men”in the society than the women.This study however aims at examining and analysing Emecheta’s text The ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 7. THE OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL (ITS FUNCTIONS AND AESTHETICS)

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1     Introduction Festival is an event usually set by a local community. It centres on and some unique Aspects of that community. It is a set of activities and practice designed to entertain the People of that particular community. Among many religions, a ‘feast’ is a set celebration in honour of God or gods. A Feast and a festival is historically inter related. Festival of ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 8. THE MYTHOLOGICAL ICONS IN AMOS TUTUOLA THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD

    » ABSTRACT This project explores the Amos Tutuola’s Palm – Wine Drinkard in terms of it’s use of mythological icons. In particular, the project seeks to explore the novel as an important artifact and a literary product of social existence. It examines how “authencity” is signified in The Palm – Wine Drinkard as it is written by a native artist. In doing so, the project seek to demons...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  98 engagements | 

  • 9. THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION (A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH...

    » ABSTRACT This study is an examination of the language of Christian religion with particular reference to the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostal denominations. Chapter one embodies the introduction to the study, the objective of the work, its scope and delimitation, a brief origin of Christian religion, and that of the two denominations. Chapter two is a brief review of the related literature. C...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 10. THE INFLUENCE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ON OUR NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES (EXAMPLES...

    » ABSTRACT Generally speaking, it seems unlikely that English will cease to be used elaborately in Nigeria in a foreseeable future. This research work therefore will find out if students in the University of Ilorin borrow words from English in to Yoruba in their day to day interaction and if they do to identify this borrowings. The sample population used in this work is 80 (Eighty) students of the U...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 11. THE IMPACT OF YORUBA LANGUAGE ON THE SPOKEN ENGLISH OF STUDENTS (INDIGENES) OF I...

    » Abstract This study has set out to find the influence of Yoruba Language on the sound system of spoken English Language among the indigenous Ilorin Yoruba undergraduate students. It was to find out the features that distinguish Ilorin Yoruba accent from the Received Pronunciation. The Recorded speech of fifty selected undergraduate students from three universities within Ilorin was used. Students ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  72 engagements | 

  • 12. THE EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH IN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

    » CHAPTER 1 Introduction: One of the most important differences between man and animal is man’s ability to speak and make others understand him. Language is only possible because within each society, people agree to understand a particular pattern of sound in a particular way. For instance, all English speaking countries understand the meaning of the word ‘water’. According to Akindele and Ade...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  80 engagements | 

  • 13. THE CONCEPT OF FEMINISM IN BUCHI EMECHETA’S SECOND CLASS CITIZEN AND OKOYE IFE...

    » ABSTRACT This essay tends to explain what Feminism is all about. It tries to bring out the idea of feminism in two female writers work. (Ifeoma Okoye & Buchi Emecheta). The review of various disciplines on feminism has been used by the researcher to emphasis on the female characters who strove to fight for themselves. The right and freedom of African Women are what the researchers seeks to unravel...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  62 engagements | 

  • 14. SYNTACTIC AND LEXICO-SEMANTIC ANALYSES OF SELECTED SMS TEXT MESSAGES

    » ABSTRACT Words form the basis for a Linguistic analysis at any level of language study. The aim of this essay was to identify the various Lexical and Syntactic elements that make up personal text messages among the students of the University of Ilorin. Lexical features, Lexical relations, Word formation processes and Word Sequences were employed to unravel the Lexical and Syntactic elements contai...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  63 engagements | 

  • 15. SYMBOLS OF DECADENCE IN AYI KWEI ARMAH’S THE BEAUTIFUL ONES ARE NOT YET BORN

    » Abstract This work introduces the major variable in this research topic as well as gives a brief background of the text adopted for critical analysis. The text selected for the study, therefore will focus on the concept of symbol and decadence as well as its relevance to the novel. This research examines symbols of Decadence in this novel: Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born. ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  83 engagements | 

  • 16. PRAGMATIC FEATURES OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH (A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED POEMS OF BAYO A...

    » ABSTRACT This essay focused on the pragmatic features of Nigeria English as used in literatures, using the selected poems of Bayo Adebowale as a case study, to see how these pragmatic features have helped in projecting Nigerian cultures and worldviews in Nigerian literary works. The pragmatic features identified by Adedimeji (2007) were used in analysing the poems of Bayo Adebowale selected for th...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  68 engagements | 

  • 17. POST–COLONIALISM AND LITERARY AESTHETICS (A STUDY OF SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE...

    » BSTRACT Post colonialism and Literary aesthetics are integral aspect of literature which has contributed immensely to the development of African’s culture by combating the residual effect of colonialism on African’s culture and in turn reviving it. This work examines magical realism as a concept under post colonial theory as portrayed in Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and A Dan...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  67 engagements | 

  • 18. POLITICS AND AESTHETICS IN SELECTED PLAYS OF WOLE SOYINKA

    » ABSTRACT This study has been embarked upon to present the politics and aesthetics in selected plays of Wole Soyinka paying much attention to his The Beatification of Area Boy and Kongi’s Harvest. The study has been able to extract and discuss the ways in which Wole Soyinka applied cultural artifacts to political issues to depict the happenings in his immediate society. The sociological appro...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  62 engagements | 

  • 19. IMAGES OF SOCIAL VICES IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN POETRY (A STUDY OF DENJA ABDULLA...

    » ABSTRACT As a result of social vices in our immediate environments this research work aims at bringing out how contemporary writers have reacted to the bad happening in the society, especially using Denja Abdullahi’s Mairogo and Jide Balogun’s The Desert in the river using sociological theory to investigate social vice that were present in the two texts and it is discovered that poetry is used...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  77 engagements | 

  • 20. GENDER IDEOLOGY AND SOCIAL CRISES IN IFEOMA OKOYE’S BEHIND THE CLOUDS AND MEN ...

    » ABSTRACT Academic exploration into gender issues in literature and culture has taken a new dimension. The trends in writings and discourses have been to observe the female sex at domestic background. The roles played by the women as mothers, sisters, custodian, home managers, family maintainers are enumerated through character portrayal in literature.  Also, female writers have gone beyond exposi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  65 engagements | 


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