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Language and accessibility in Femi Osofisan's drama

Language and accessibility in Femi Osofisan's drama

Adeyemi, Sola (2011) Language and accessibility in Femi Osofisan's drama. In: Oni, Duro and Adeyemi, Sola, (eds.) Developments in the Theory and Practice of Contemporary Nigerian Drama and Theatre: A Festschrift in Honour of Dapo Adelugba. Alpha Crownes Publishers, Rochester, UK, pp. 187-202. ISBN 9780956683700

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Abstract

For more than forty years, Femi Osofisan as a committed Nigerian writer has devoted most of his dramaturgy to arguing and dramatising causes for a just society. In plays such as The Chattering and the Song (1976) and Morountodun (1982), Osofisan challenges the recuperative bias of the négritude ideology that classified everything African as noble, and proposes the presence of tyranny as the dictating current behind popular African myths and traditional practices. In other plays like Yungba Yungba and the Dance Contest (1993) and the Midnight series of plays , he criticises the corrupt and corruptive tendencies of the political elite in Nigeria whose ambition to enrich themselves has not only damaged the national credibility but has served to create an oppressive situation for the general populace.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] In part I. Essays. [2] Developments in the Theory and Practice of Contemporary Nigerian Drama and Theatre: A Festschrift in Honour of Dapo Adelugba was edited by Duro Oni and Sola Adeyemi.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femi Osofisan, language use, politics, theatre, African drama, Ngugi
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10258

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