Entries on Literature
The gruesome murder of his mother and younger brother coupled with the death of his sister which Sesange attributed to acts of revenge by the Chairman against the Chacha family, caused him to drop his academic pursuit in a conventional institution of learning for a school for vendetta. Though bizarre and outlandish, Sesange saw his actions as not enough to appease his anger.
We yield to the temptation of stealing from Abraham Lincoln and submitting here that a festschrift is the celebration of scholarship by scholarship for scholarship. The present festschrift is a collection of essays by various academics on various topics of language and literature in commemoration of Professor Tyohdzuah Paulinius Akôsu’s 60th birthday. Unfortunately, against all our wishes and efforts, the book has come out so late that the best place to commence these prefatory remarks is by apologizing to Professor Akôsu in whose honour the project is intended. We hope that even though our efforts have not been equal to our good intention
Poetry can reveal to us not only the struggles of other people but also our own. In this collection of reflections and reminiscences, the poet reveals an inner world of loneliness, fear and despair known to priests who take vows that require giving up everything in exchange for service to God. But in between these inner struggles, there is an undercurrent of optimism provided by the poet’s conviction about trust in God who always listens and understands.
This story is a simple one that shows the destructive power of greed and envy. It shows the evil of cultic oppression in the land and how anarchy reign when individualism holds captive, communalism. This short play is rich as theatre and holds exciting possibilities as dances, music, narration, poetic language and all, heighten and regulate audience mood. It is a producer’s delight. At another level, the play brings to focus the immensely rich proverbs of the Tiv lexicon. This is a real contribution to the national heritage.
The Way Newspaper is a monthly publication of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo. Its first edition hit the news stand in February, 2012. The Bishop of the diocese, Most Rev. Micheal Ekwoyi Apochi established the publication with the sole aim of using it to evangelize the people of the diocese. The newspaper since her establishment has continued to improve by the day. It was no surprise that in the 2014 Annual Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Newspaper Merit Award held on 21st April, 2015 at Bishop Kelly’s Pastoral Center, Benin City, Edo State, the paper emerged overall best Catholic Newspaper in Nigeria.
I am very honoured indeed to write a brief Forward to this noble account of a purposeful administration by a servant of God, Prof. Charity Ashimem Angya. This modest publication by a group of academics and close associates of the Vice Chancellor has chronicled the unprecedented achievements of the fourth and the first female Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, Makurdi. The book is the account by those who were involved in the administration of the Vice Chancellor from the very beginning of the administration in 2010 to date. The book captures the Christian perspective of public office, the Christian upbringing and family legacies, work ethics and achievements of Prof. Charity Angya. Concrete life testimonies from her family, colleges, brethren and students crown the story of this achiever and University administrator.
Introduction to English and Communication Skills is a book that has been designed specifically for students and teachers of English in institutions of higher learning. The authors have responded to the salient features of English and Communication in a manner and style that is, not just appealing to students in tertiary institutions, but also engaging and accessible to all who wish to improve in their spoken and written English.
Igbo people have an adage which says "onye buru chi ya uzo, ogbagbue onwe ya na-oso" (he who runs faster than his gods,runs forever).The people of Imobi and Ndume are ignorant of this fact.If divinity deserves the respect given to it by humanity, it should be strong not only to fight for itself but also to fight for humanity.This essay tries to show that conflicts arisesamog humanity when humanity tries to avenge divinity.
Here, you have a brief critical analysis of Earl Lovelace's The Dragon Can't Dance, from the perspectives of individualism, communal existence, and identity formation.
The issue of humanity avenging for divinity has been one of the major concerns of mankind in every society and an important theme in literature. This may be caused because of religious extremism which affects the psychological conditions of an individual or group; a situation of internal crisis within an individual which could lead to violence if not controlled. As shown in Clash of Divinity and Dead Man`s Path, the choice of avenging divinity or not, is conditioned by contact of the characters with the different places where they find themselves in. The conflict is naturally not the same in the two texts as a result of the difference in both cases. However different they are, the central point is that humanity should not avenge divinity.