No Condition is Permanent: Nigerian Writing and the Struggle for Democracy

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Rodopi, 2001 - Social Science - 374 pages
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From the contents: Craig W. MCLUCKIE: Literary memoirs of the Nigerian civil war. - Werner SEDLAK: Soyinka's cultural activism: representations of detention in Madmen and specialists, The detainee, Season of anomy and The man died. - Onookome OKOME: The social crusade of Wole Soyinka. - Willfried F. FEUSER: Nothing puzzles God! Chinua Achebe's civil war stories.
 

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Contents

3 iDRisO O AMALI
3
English is the Hero Diri l Teilanyo
13
Representations of Detention in Madmen
41
The Social Crusade of Wole Soyinka
55
A Literary Heritage
73
v FESTUS IYAYI
83
NlYI OSUNDARE
97
v KAYODESANNI
111
Marketplace
161
DAPO ADENIYI
209
y FEMI OSOFISAN
223
OLATUNJI DARE
251
y LAlOso
265
y OHIOMA LY POGOSON
283
y ISMAIL B GARBA
359
Notes for Contributors 373
373

Three Poems
123
Popular Poetry and
131

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Page xi - The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.

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