oa Lagos Notes and Records - Glimpses of the humorous in T.M. Aluko s short stories
|Article Title||Glimpses of the humorous in T.M. Aluko s short stories|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of History, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Feb 1999|
|Pages||1 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Aesthetic delight, Cyprian Ekwensi, European model education, Humour, Irony, Nigerian socio-cultural environment, Suffering, Urban degradation, Values and ï¿½Moralï¿½ intention|
T.M. Alukoï¿½s short stories mark his entry into the literary world. Most of these narratives were published in the late nineteenth forties. However, a critical analysis and appreciation of Aluko's writing at this level has not been done. The present essay lays emphasis on satiric humour in these tales about Yoruba city life which Aluko understands clearly as a product of European ï¿½civilisationï¿½ in Nigeria since the colonial era.
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