oa Lagos Notes and Records - Vernacular idioms in post-independence African literature: The example of verse writers
|Article Title||Vernacular idioms in post-independence African literature: The example of verse writers|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||1 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||African values, Ambiguity, Civil service procedure, Colonial period, Cultural exchange, Cultural mulattoes, Effective communication, Imprecision, Metaphors, Phraseology, Proverbs, Rhetorical application, Semantic problems, Sentiments, Vocabulary and Western education|
The immediate and all-important concern of African authors like Soyinka, Clark-Bekederemo, Okot pï¿½Bitek and others is to revitalize poetic language and imagery by introducing some ""vernacularï¿½ idioms into their literary works.
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