oa Lagos Notes and Records - The ritual person as a hero in J.P. Clark s Ozidi
|Article Title||The ritual person as a hero in J.P. Clark s Ozidi|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Feb 1999|
|Pages||67 - 82|
|Keyword(s)||African cultural aesthetics, Communal psyche, Cults, Meaningful life, Political conspirators, Purification, Rejuvenation, Religious implications, Sacral heroes, Sacrilegious acts and Supernatural|
Within the microcosmos o f J.P. Clarkï¿½s epic-drama Ozidi, a man can become a hero by fulfilling the demands of ritual. Ozidi is a posthumous avenger, born to set right the wrong committed by conspirators who had murdered his father in cold blood. By avenging his father's death, he gives the man honour and prestige among the living-dead.
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