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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.1, No.2, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Apr. 2, 2015
Traditions under Siege: Dissecting Socio-Political and Economic Pressures in Ola Rotimi’s Kurunmi and Ovonramwen Nogbaisi
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[01] Samuel O. Chukwu-Okoronkwo, Department of Mass Communication, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.
Ola Rotimi’s Kurunmi and Ovonramwen Nogbaisi are replete with palpable formidable pressures of incursive influences. The incursive elements represented in both Oyo and Benin Empires, as chronicled in these works have their overbearing socio-political, as well as economic influences on the people, thus exposing them to chaotic internal and external assaults and dislodging them from their customary modus vivendi or established way of life – socially, politically and economically. This paper examines these works on the background of these rather unprecedented incursions and critically analyzes their implications on the people’s established way of life.
Conflict, Conspiracy, Custom, Dislocation, Disintegration, Dramaturge, Incursive Pressures
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