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If God Was A Woman By Stanley Nyamfukudza, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Oct 1992

If God Was A Woman By Stanley Nyamfukudza, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

Written from a male point of view, If God Was A Woman is a book of ten contemporary stories about women's and men's lives and relationships, women's condition, their desires, wants, and needs.


The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 1992

The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

The present paper is a study of the origins, features and significance of the Nwagu Aneke Igbo Syllabary (otherwise known as the Umuleri Igbo Script), one of the thirty or so indigenous systems of writing which (re-)emerged in West Africa during the colonial period as a medium for challenging alien cultural values and for the re-assertion of the superiority of African spiritual and moral traditions and of the thought-patterns which lie behind them. Beyond the claims of a one-time prosperous land-owner and diviner, the late Ogbuevi Nwagu Aneke of the village of Umuleri in the Anambra Local Government Area ...


Oedipal Identity And The Freudian Construction Of Orality In Okot P'Bitek's Song Of Lawino And Song Of Ocol, Paul Kent Oakley Jan 1992

Oedipal Identity And The Freudian Construction Of Orality In Okot P'Bitek's Song Of Lawino And Song Of Ocol, Paul Kent Oakley

Masters Theses

In Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Ocol and Lawino, presenting themselves as a university-educated man and his non-literate village wife, argue the various merits and failings of traditional, Acholi village life and modern, Westernized life. Accompanying this sociopolitical argument is the personal, emotional conflict between the two: Ocol is rejecting Lawino in favor of a Westernized second-wife, but Lawino refuses to leave him, trying instead to coerce him into returning, body and soul, to her bed. The scenario seems straightforward. But below this superficial reading is a more complex one in which Lawino is ...


The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1991

The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

The present paper is a study of the origins, features and significance of the Nwagu Aneke Igbo Syllabary (otherwise known as the Umuleri Igbo Script), one of the thirty or so indigenous systems of writing that(re-)emerged during the colonial period as a medium for challenging alien cultural values and for the re-assertion of the superiority of African spiritual and moral traditions and of the thought-patterns which lie behind them. Purportedly invented by a one-time prosperous land-owner and diviner, the late Ogbuevi Nwagu Aneke of the village of Umuleri in the Anambra Local Government Area of Anambra State of ...


The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1991

The Nwagu Aneke Igbo Script: Its Origins, Features And Potentials As A Medium Of Alternative Literacy In African Languages, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

The present paper is a study of the origins, features and significance of the Nwagu Aneke Igbo Syllabary (otherwise known as the Umuleri Igbo Script), one of the thirty or so indigenous systems of writing which (re-)emerged in West Africa during the colonial period as a medium for challenging alien cultural values and for the re-assertion of the superiority of African spiritual and moral traditions and of the thought-patterns which lie behind them. Beyond the claims of a one-time prosperous land-owner and diviner, the late Ogbuevi Nwagu Aneke of the village of Umuleri in the Anambra Local Government Area ...


Power, Marginality And Womanbeing In Igbo Oral Narratives, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1991

Power, Marginality And Womanbeing In Igbo Oral Narratives, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

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The Development Of Written Igbo Literature (Chapter 27), Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1991

The Development Of Written Igbo Literature (Chapter 27), Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

Against the background of the existence of indigenous writing systems (such as Nsibidi pictographic-ideographic signs and the Nwagu Aneke or Umuleri syllabary), this chapter surveys of the emergence of written literature in Igbo from the 19th century "linguistic labors" of the Christian missions (including collections and transcriptions of Igbo oral literature and translations of European classics into Igbo) and the promotion of supplementary readers in the first quarter of the 20th century which ushered in the first modern Igbo novel, Omenuko by Pita Nwana (1933). Modernist writing in Igbo is represented by the poetry collected in Aka Weta (From Different ...