Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Page: 55-60
Cyprian Ekwensi as a National, Urban or Pan-African Writer
Umar Muhammad Dogondaji, Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 30, 2016;       Accepted: Jun. 25, 2016;       Published: Jul. 15, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20160404.13      View  6498      Downloads  245
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 major novels by Cyprian Ekwensi, some literary critics still refuse to acknowledge the contribution and the importance of this popular Nigerian author. This paper attempts therefore to shed more light on the literary career of the author, his literary ideology as well as why some critics tag him to be a National, Urban or Pan-African Writer.
Keywords
Literature, National Writer, Pan-African Writer, Literary Ideology, Literary Works
To cite this article
Umar Muhammad Dogondaji, Cyprian Ekwensi as a National, Urban or Pan-African Writer, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 55-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20160404.13
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