By Ernest N. Emenyonu
Because the moment 1/2 the 20th century, no unmarried phenomenon has marred the picture and improvement of Africa greater than mindless fratricidal wars which speedily the political independence of countries. This factor of African Literature this day is dedicated to reviews of the way African writers, as old witnesses, have dealt with the sport of struggle as a cataclysmic phenomenon in a variety of destinations at the continent. The individuals discover the topic from a number of views: panoramic, neighborhood, nationwide and during comparative experiences. warfare has enriched modern African literature, yet at what rate to human lives, peace and the surroundings? ERNEST EMENYONU is Professor of the dept of Africana reviews collage of Michigan-Flint. The individuals contain: CHIMALUM NWANKWO, CHRISTINE MATZKE, CLEMENT A. OKAFOR, INIBONG I. UKO, OIKE MACHIKO, SOPHIE OGWUDE, MAURICE TAONEZVI VAMBE, ZOE NORRIDGE and ISIDORE DIALA. Nigeria: HEBN
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This indicates that a person engaged in revolutionary duties needs to be not only passionate, but also trustworthy and mature. Le’ul, the eponymous heroine, is such a character; committed, fearless, and obedient. Though never clearly spelt out, it is obvious that the struggle for independence is essentially based on a strict hierarchy, those who give orders and those who follow them. Mussie, the omniscient underground leader, is of course a most exemplary character in the play; astute, prudent and personally concerned about the comrades under his care.
Transl. Tekeste Yonas. : EPLF, . —— Wedi Hadera (The Song of Hadera), 1983. —— ‘Not By Guns Alone: The Pen and the Eritrean Struggle for Independence’. Unpublished paper presented at the international conference ‘Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century’, Asmara, Eritrea, 11–17 January 2000. —— Two Weeks in the Trenches: Reminiscences of Childhood and War in Eritrea. Transl. Alemseged Tesfai. Asmara: Red Sea Press, 2002. —— Unpublished email to the author.
As the embodiment of the traditional mother figure, and an icon of national values, Letiyesus does not quite fit into the stereotype of the gentle self-sacrificing carer. 15 More importantly, the tense relationship with her daughter is partly Letiyesus’s own doing. Astier […] remember when you married me off to Zecharias? That’s when you lost me. Yes, Mother, you and father gave me to a drunkard, just because his parents had money and some fancy titles. You didn’t even notice that I was only half his age.