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The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta
The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta
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The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta

Tanure Ojaide, Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega
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The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta

Tanure Ojaide, Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega
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This book examines the depiction of the Delta region of Nigeria through literature and other cultural art forms.

The Niger Deltahas been thrust into the global limelight due to resource extraction and conflict, but it is also a region with a rich culture, environment, and heritage. The creative imagination of the area's artists has been fuelled by the area's pressing concerns of indigenous peoples, minority discourse, environmental degradation, climate change, multinational corporations' greed, dictatorship, and people's struggle for control of their resources. Taking a holistic approach to the Niger Delta experience, this book showcases artistic responses from literature, visual arts, and performances (such as masquerades, dances, and festivals). Chapters cover authors, artists, and performers such as Ben Okri, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Isidore Okpewho, J.P. Clark, and Bruce Onobrakpeya, as well as topics like the famous Benin bronze figures and Urhobo Udje dance.

Affirming the wealth and diversity of the region which continues to inspire creative artistic productions, The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta will be of interest to researchers of African literature, arts, and other cultural productions.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2021
ISBN
9781000379051
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
African Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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