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THEMES OF OPPRESSION AND WAR IN NIGERIA NOVEL IN THE STUDY OF WAITING FOR AN ANGEL BY HELONE HABILA AND HALF OF A YELLOW SUN BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

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 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 80 ::   Attributes: abstract, table of content, references ::   73 people found this useful

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CHAPTER ONE

1.0   INTRODUCTION

1.1   BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Theme is often interchangeably used with subject matter. If a distinction is to be made between ‘theme and subject matter, the former will mean the central idea dominating a novel while the latter will be the broad materials which make up the story and these will include the topic of the story, the character, the setting and the language.

In short, a theme is a subject matter, idea, concept or issue, which the writer gives some treatment and development over time and space in the novel. You can identify a theme in a novel by watching the relationships and events in the story and identifying them with real life situations in the society that provides the background for the novelist.

In most Nigerian literature social issues and the way people relate are some of the major subjects, be it in drama, fiction or poetry. How individuals interact in love, friendship, and their relationships with the larger society are the sine qua non of literature. People's interaction in society develops the ethics and morality of a society.

Politics is usually integrated into a people's culture and everybody is in one way or the other affected by politics. Political practices are part of a people's culture. Thus politics forms an important thematic preoccupation for Nigerian writers. In literature it is important who is writing and in what context the writer is writing. Time and space, history and place set the context of a literary creation.

The history of a society is also essential, as many themes stem from a society's historical background. Nigerian writers are greatly influenced by their rich oral literature which is essentially didactic. Most writers make use of the functional didacticism of oral literature, to reflect the culture, history, politics and society as a whole in their writings.

Social issues and the way people relate are also some of the major subjects of literature are in drama, fiction or poetry. Chijoke Uwasomba (2014) in an essay entitled “Helon Habila. Narrating he Dysfunctional Baggade of post-colony”, argue that “the writer irrespective of his or her ideological persuasion has a duty to discharge to the society and to self”.

The rationale for this, Uwasomba submits, is “because the writer is saddled with social responsibility to communicate certain social and personal experiences to an audience” Wole Soyinka (1996) The need to expose the important themes of Nigeria literature written by notable literary grants with Nigerian consciousness and sympathy (colonial and contemporary era) inform the choice of works at the three genres by the chosen writers.

The Nigerian civil war has given birth to what, according to Obafemi (1992), could be called a national literature in Nigeria. The events which besieged the country almost immediately after independence in 1960 turned the focus of writers away from cultural renaissance to the search for an adequate metaphor to define their communities. The war, with its horrors and atrocities, traumatized the writers, forcing a deep concern for society’s fate and a conscious quest for social restructuring through art and political activism.

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The study on themes of oppression and war came about as a result of backwardness on the growth of the economy in terms of human resources due to mass destruction of human beings and other valuable resources which the causative factor could be traced to war breakout. The idea of wanting to divide the country due to hatred for one tribe or culture could still be traced to war and oppression of the affected citizens. Finally, most of the research has been carried out oppression and wars in Nigeria but not even a single research has been carried out on themes of oppression and war in Nigeria novel in the study of waiting for an angel by Helone Habila and Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

1.3   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY

The main aim of this study is to examine the effect of oppression and war in Nigeria novel in the study of waiting for an angel by Helone Habila and half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adechi. Other specific objectives of the study include:

  1. to determine the effect of wars and oppression on economic growth of the nation.
  2. to determine the effect of overwhelming war and violence in both the world and in the novel.
  3. to determine the relationship between oppression, war and the citizens of Nigeria.
  4. to determine the extent to which wars and oppression has affected different families of the nation.
  5. to determine factors affecting wars and oppression in the country.
  6. to proffer possible solution to the problems.

1.4   RESEARCH QUESTIONS               

  1. What is the effect of wars and oppression on economic growth of the nation?
  2. What is the effect of overwhelming war and violence in both the world and in the novel?
  3. What is the relationship between oppression and war in Nigerian novel?
  4. What is the extent to which wars and oppression has affected different families of the nation?
  5. What are the possible solution to the problems?

1.5   SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY     

The study on themes of oppression and war will be of immense help to the entire country in the sense that it will enable the government through the writers or poet to understand the problems in which the citizens are going through in terms of war breakout and oppression of citizen by different ethnic groups, it will also enable the citizens of the country to know that as an individual they have right and that they are to exercise that right effectively. Finally the study will contribute to the body of existing literature and knowledge in this field of study and provide a basis for further research.

1.6   SCOPE OF STUDY

The study on the themes of oppression and war in Nigeria novel is limited to waiting for an angel by Helone Habila and Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

1.7   LIMITATION OF STUDY

Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).

Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.

1.8   DEFINITION OF TERMS

Themes   The theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea.

Oppression      Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority.

 

War  Is a state of armed conflict between states, societies and informal groups, such as insurgents and militias.

Novel       A fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism


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