Lagos Notes and Records - Volume 10, Issue 1, 2004
Volume 10, Issue 1, 2004
Author E.A. BabalolaSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 1 –21 (2004)More Less
Author Hakeem B. HarunahSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 22 –50 (2004)More Less
Anyone who is familiar with the sociocultural history of Auchi in the twentieth century must be aware of the dominant influence of Islam in the area. Indeed, Auchi has been one of the most Islamised communities in the Afenmai area of present-day northern Edo State. In fact, so overwhelming has been the influence of Islam in the area that it reflects on virtually all facets of the sociocultural lives and institutions of the people.
Author Adeyemi DaramolaSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 51 –70 (2004)More Less
Several notable Nigerian scholars, informed parents, religious organizations and government officials have decried the prevalent falling standard of education in Nigeria. They have gone further to advance reasons through academic publications, educational and sociological reports, the mass media, etc.
Author Ibrahim Bello-KanoSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 71 –95 (2004)More Less
The present paper takes up a neglected theme in narratology, namely a close examination of the problematic of narrative theory in the light of what Derrida, famously calls the ï¿½the scene of writingï¿½, or the system of traces in which ï¿½a subjectï¿½ ï¿½ an author or a writer ï¿½ tries, metaphorically speaking, to duplicate himself or herself.
Author Mustapha MuhammadSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 96 –115 (2004)More Less
Ayi Kwei Armahï¿½s novels have continually generated universal critical interest. Engendering significant and diverse critical viewpoints, his novels demonstrate a perceptive use of language and a skilful deployment of symbolism to evolve a rather complex but coherent worldview that is focused on providing an alternative view of Africaï¿½s historical experiences.
Author Muyiwa FalaiyeSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 116 –129 (2004)More Less
The paper examines the poems of Langston Hughes, especially ï¿½The Negro Speaks of Riversï¿½ and ï¿½Dream Deferredï¿½. In a manner that can best be descriptionbed as rhetorical, Hughes exhumes the spirit of the black race and portrays it in simple poetic language, uncluttered by the linguistic jargon of the German Idealists, yet sending the message of communality of souls among the black people.
Author F.N. NdubuisiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 130 –152 (2004)More Less
In a way, Jean Paul Sartre can be regarded as a transcendentalist of the phenomenological persuasion. Central to his existential ontology and theory of phenomenology is the question of human consciousness. Sartreï¿½s analysis of the concepts of Being, Nothingness, Negation, Freedom and the phenomenon is dosely connected to his theory of consciousness.
Author Deji MedubiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 153 –163 (2004)More Less
Whereas the Okun people and dialect group constitute a sizable division amongst the Yoruba stock, people and language is limited to Kaba and its satellite villages and farmsteads. There are umbilical links between each of these villages and farmsteads and their parallel compounds in Kaba.
Author Ademola AdelekeSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 164 –176 (2004)More Less
In 1871, the British anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor, defined culture as ï¿½that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of societyï¿½. In other words, culture is a way of life, a system of values shared by a particular group, nation or people. Culture provides a means of identification and self-assertion for the individual as well as the collective.
Author Babatunde O. OpebiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 10, pp 177 –200 (2004)More Less
Scholars and philosophers have at one time or the other descriptionbed man variously as: (i) a social animal, (ii) essentially a linguistic animal, and (iii) a political animal. All these views suggest that politics and language are important social phenomena that are inextricably bound up with manï¿½s existence in society. By implication, in every human society there exist some forms of political activities where linguistic facilities play a central role in prosecuting these activities.