Nigerian Civil War Literature Seeking an `Imagined Community'

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Pages:172
ISBN:0-88946-727-7
978-0-88946-727-9
Price:$159.95
The first close reading of several fictive works that center on the period of the Nigerian Civil War. Critically examines the ideas of community identity through a stylistic and thematic interpretation of selected civil war writings, both fictional and non-fictional. The implicit structure of this three-part critique reflects a class-oriented social hierarchy. Theorizes that literature can, and in fact does, provide a strong vehicle for social thought.