Waiting for an Angel: Portrait of Helon Habila as a Righter

Edebor, Solomon Adedokun Waiting for an Angel: Portrait of Helon Habila as a Righter. ABUAD Journal of the Humanities, 1 (1).

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This paper examines Helon H abila's Waiting for an Angel in the context of Niyi Osundare's thesis of “ th e Write r as r ighter ”, an assertion of the role of the African writer in society. The paper discusses the qualities of Habila’s novel , and how they conform large ly to what Osundare believes African writer s must demonstrate before they could be considered as ‘righ ter s ’. For this purpose, therefore, I have deliberately adopted the Marxist Literary Criticism particularly as i t aligns with the revolutionary temper Osundare proposes . The paper adopts content analysis approach in exposing the tyranny of militarism and t he reactions of the inhabitants of Poverty Street

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Righter, tyranny, militarism, African writer, Marxist literary criticism .
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:39
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/465

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