TITLE

Myth and History in the Poetry of Osundare

AUTHOR(S)
Anyokwu, Christopher
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A WWWeb Journal;Dec2009, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
In this article the author examines aspects of the poetry of Niyi Osundare of Nigeria. The central focus of the article is on an interpretation of Osundare's work in terms of myth and history from an African viewpoint. The article notes that Osundare works in the Yoruba oral tradition but is influenced by a Marxist ideology. The author discusses differing points of interaction and divergence in the use of myth and history in Osundare's poetry and analyzes its significance in the larger world of African literature.
ACCESSION #
49846395

 

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