Literature as Prophecy in J. P. Clark's "The Casualties" and It's Implications for Contemporary Nigerian Society
Tags: CASUALTIES, The (Poem); CLARK-Bekederemo, J. P. (John Pepper), 1935-; WAR poetry; NIGERIA -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970; NIGERIAN literature (English); POETRY (Literary form) -- History & criticism
- The poet and his art: The evolution of J.P. Clark's poetic voice. Bamikunle, Aderemi // World Literature Today;Spring93, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p315
Studies the works of Nigerian poet and playwright John Pepper Clark. Preindependence colonial concern in `Poems'; Postindependence sociopolitical problems in `A Reed in the Tide'; Problems of the 1966 coup d'etat and its consequences in `Casualties'; Role in the foundation of Anglophone African...
- Biafra -- The War, Its Civilians and Their Relationships A Study on Cimmananda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun. Deekshith M., Cavya // Language in India;Dec2013, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p47
Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun effectively portrays the crude realities of the Biafra war during 1967 to 1970. The war lasted for three full years among the tribes of Igbo from South East, Hausa -- Fulani from North and Yoruba from South West, with different cultural and political structures.
- The Hero As A Villain. Wren, Robert M. // Research in African Literatures;Spring1983, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p112
Reviews the book "The Hero As a Villain," by J.P. Clark.
- A DISCOURSE-STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF MOOD STRUCTURES IN SELECTED POEMS OF J.P. CLARK-BEKEDEREMO. Yeibo, Ebi // International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Nov2011, Vol. 1 Issue 16, p197
From available literature, J.P Clark-Bekederemo's poetry has not been extensively studied from a linguistic perspective. Previous studies on the poet's work have concentrated on the literary and thematic features of the texts. The present study, therefore, examines mood structures (i.e. a...
- Parabolic decoding: Teaching J.P. Clark's Song of a Goat in a global classroom environment. Okafor, Clement A. // Women's Studies Quarterly;Fall/Winter97, Vol. 25 Issue 3/4, p159
Examines `Song of a Goat,' the play by J.P. Clark-Bekederemo, who is one of Africa's talented playwrights. Information on Clark's achievements; Demonstration of the play's symbolism in a successful teaching strategy; Discussion on symbolism; Details on the strategies used.
- African Musical Rhythm and Poetic Imagination: A Phono Stylistic Interpretation of Clark-Bekederemo's 'Return of the Fishermen.' Eyoh, Luke // Research in African Literatures;Summer2001, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p105
Discusses African musical rhythm in the poetry of John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo. Exploration of alliteration in Clark-Bekederemo's poetry; Use of alliteration and fast African rhythm in the poem 'Return of the Fishermen'; Polymetric rhythm that is characteristic of African poetry in English;...
- J.P. Clark-Bekederemo and the Ijo literary tradition. Izevbaye, Dan S. // Research in African Literatures;Spring94, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p1
Reports on the pioneering work of J.P. Clark Bekederemo in the Ijo literary tradition. Lack of freedom from controversy in the acknowledgement of his achievements; Examination of one detail from the group of Bini-related words; Question of whether there is a formal relationship between two...
- Between Drama and Epic: Toward a Medium for Ozidi. Adepitan, Titi // Research in African Literatures;
Reviews the book 'The Ozidi Saga,' by John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo.
- Aspects of Textual Cohesion in Selected Poems of J.P. Clark-Bekederemo. Yeibo, Ebi // Journal of Language Teaching & Research;Sep2012, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p860
Previous studies on J.P. Clark-Bekederemo's poetry have concentrated on literary and some linguistic features, highlighting the relation of theme and figuration in the works. However, such studies have not paid attention to the discourse and pragmatic aspects of the texts, which are crucial for...