oa Lagos Notes and Records - "Rites of Passage" in Ogbalu's Novel, Obiefuna: an archetypal analysis
|Article Title||"Rites of Passage" in Ogbalu's Novel, Obiefuna: an archetypal analysis|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||138 - 158|
|Keyword(s)||""Initiation"" rites, Circumcision, Cultural patterns of life, Cultural phenomenon, Igbo traditional marriage, Mythic phenomenon, Nnolim points, Psychological activities, Religious activities, Rituals, Seasonal cycles, Transitory ceremonies and Transitory processes|
Creative works in Igbo do embody elements drawn from the traditional life of the people. This paper, which discusses the 'rite of passage' in Ogbalu's novel, Obiefuna, looks at it as a cultural phenomenon, which elicits a pattern of transformation and social mobility in traditional Igboman's life as exemplified in the work of art.
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