Ideology Ensure Peace, Progress and Justice: A Comparative Study of Achebe, Ngugi and Soyinka.

Haseeb, Ahmed (2011) Ideology Ensure Peace, Progress and Justice: A Comparative Study of Achebe, Ngugi and Soyinka. Literary Perspectives, 6 (2). pp. 48-52. ISSN 0974-0368

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Abstract

It is impossible for a writer not to have an ideology. This is truer in the African context since the aftermath of colonial era has left Africa in chaos. The traumatic experiences of colonialism have been very severe in Africa. Africans have been subjected to insult, humiliation, high-handedness and racial discrimination by the colonialists. This generated a deep colonial consciousness among Africans which is conspicuously noticed in the writings of African literary artists. After achieving political independence from the European rule, Africans, like any other colonized people, had to face countless challenges such as new political order, international relations and problems of culture and socio-economic progress. An eternal quest for the master key that could open new avenues of success for them has been a preoccupation for every African intellectual. A writer cannot create in vacuum. He cannot alienate himself or his writing from the happenings in his society. Therefore the very genesis of the African literature is bound up with historical and political circumstances and ultimately with certain ideology. Key words: ideology, colonialism, racial discrimination, colonial consciousness, of culture, socio-economic progress, historical and political circumstances

Item Type: Article
Subjects: English Language
Divisions: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
Depositing User: Dr Haseeb Ahmed Abdul Majeed
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 20:13
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 20:13
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1897

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