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By Iyunolu Osagie,John Wharton Lowe

This booklet is an important and unique contribution to the continuing dialog on modernity. It makes use of the inventive and significant works of Nigerian playwright and novelist Femi Euba to illustrate where and serve as of African cultures in modernity and makes the case for the vibrancy of such cultures within the shaping and structure of the trendy international. as well as a critique of Euba’s fifty-year inventive occupation, this e-book deals an account of Euba’s formative courting with the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Wole Soyinka, throughout the promising days of the Nigerian theatre within the speedy post-independence interval, and the impact of this dating on Euba’s creative offerings and reflections. Euba contributes to our knowing of Africa’s negotiation of modernity in major methods, specially in his delicate interpreting of Esu, the Yoruba god of destiny and likelihood, as an inventive awareness whose historic and ideological mobility in the course of New global slavery, in the course of Africa’s colonial interval, and within the manifestations within the black diaspora this day emblematizes the method we name modernity. through the use of ritual, fable, and satire as avenues to the controversy on modernity, Euba lays emphasis at the transformative probabilities on the crossroads of historical past. His works have interaction the mental interconnections among previous gods and new worlds and the dialogic courting among culture and modernity. Delineating the philosophical and literary debates that reject a simple department among a stereotypically conventional Africa and a latest West, the writer indicates how Euba’s performs and novel interact the entwined and intimate relationships among the trendy and the normal in modern Africa, and thereby she asserts the worldwide resonance of Euba’s African, and in particular Yoruba, notion of the realm. via meticulously accumulating, cataloguing, and critiquing Euba’s works, Osagie types a brand new approach of working towards African literary reviews and invitations us to glimpse narrative genius at the continent that she firmly believes African students should still either advertise and celebrate.

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African Modernity and the Philosophy of Culture in the Works of Femi Euba (Black Diasporic Worlds: Origins and Evolutions from New World Slaving) by Iyunolu Osagie,John Wharton Lowe

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