International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016

  • Celebrating Female Sexuality in Baingana’s ‘Tropical Fish’ and Adichie’s Americanah

    Japheth Peter Muindu, Erick Kipkoech Mutai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 44-48
    Received: 16 May 2016
    Accepted: 31 May 2016
    Published: 18 June 2016
    Abstract: Simone de Beauvoir’s prediction that the destruction of patriarchy will be realized when women dismantle their patriarchal objectification calls for a rethinking and a reconstruction in culture and feminist discourses of the female body which patriarchy packages as the woman’s curse. This paper is an insurrectionary critique of Baingana’s ‘Tropical... Show More
  • Cyprian Ekwensi as a National, Urban or Pan-African Writer

    Umar Muhammad Dogondaji

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 55-60
    Received: 30 April 2016
    Accepted: 25 June 2016
    Published: 15 July 2016
    Abstract: Cyprian Ekwensi is, by any standard a major figure in African literature of the mid-twentieth Century. From its birth to date, Nigerian literature witnessed a tremendous growth and development with the early publications of the literary works of Chinua Achebe and those of Wole Soyinka respectively. However, despite the publication of about eight ma... Show More