SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY AFRICAN NOVEL: CHUKWUMA IBEZUTE’S THE WISDOM OF THE CHAMELEON

Dr Awuzie Solomon and Emmanuel C. Okereke   (Published 2017)

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Abstract


This article contends that Chukwuma Ibezute is one of the 21st-century African creative writers whose narratives do not deviate from the concerns of the society but stand as a means of tackling some of the issues confronting society and this is in recognition of the fact that the 21st-century African creative writers have not failed to respond to issues affecting society in contemporary Africa literature. This entails that African literature like every other world literature is what exposes to the world the values, the hurdles and the burdens of the African society. The article also affirms that through his fiction The Wisdom of the Chameleon (2007) Ibezute exposes the power tussle, irresponsible leadership, corruption and tribal consciousness that characterize the African society. These social ills are the root cause of conflict, autocracy, poverty, insecurity and underdevelopment in the African.

Keywords: 21st-century, Africa, Corruption, Chukwuma Ibezute, Society, leadership


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   76.51 KB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: 21st-century, Africa, Corruption, Chukwuma Ibezute, Society, leadership
Department: English and Mass Communication
Field of Study: English and Linguistics
Uploaded By: Uddin Osemengbe Oyaimare
Date Added: 27 Nov 2017 3:29pm
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017
Journal URL: http://edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/society_in_the_21st_century_african_novel_chukwumaibezutes_the_wisdom_of_the_chameleon


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