By Gordon Collier

This factor of Matatu offers state-of-the-art reports of latest Nigerian literature, a range of brief fiction and poetry, and quite a number essays on a number of issues of political, creative, socio-linguistic, and sociological curiosity. Contributions on theatre specialise in the idiot as dramatic personality and at the feminist theatre of exclusion (Tracie Uto-Ezeajugh). numerous essays learn the poetry of desire Eghagha and the Delta author Tanure Ojaide. reports of the prose fiction of Chinua Achebe, Tayo Olafioye, Uwem Akpan, and Chimamanda Adichie are complemented via a looking reveal of the exploitation of Ayi Kwei Armah at the a part of the metropolitan publishing global and by way of a up to date interview with the poet Jumoko Verissimo. conventional tradition is taken into account in articles on ancient websites in Ile-Ife, witchcraft in Etsako struggle, and the Awonmili girls s collective in Awka. Linguistically orientated reviews think of political speeches, drug advertisements, and Yoruba anthroponyms. Performance-focused essays concentrate on Emirate court docket spectacle (durbar), Yoruba drum poetry in modern media, gospel song, indigenization and islamization of army track, and the position of the filmmaker. Contributions of broader relevance care for Islamic elements of Nigerian tradition, the decline of the tutorial process, and the socio-economic impression of acquisitive culture."

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