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Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

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Rose A. Sackeyfio
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This book examines the fiction, poetry, drama, and feminist theory of Nigerian writer Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo. The book expands post-colonial discourse to illuminate the ways in which Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s literary works explore conventional as well as contemporary themes about women’s role and status in Nigerian society.
Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a collection of 15 critical essays that highlights the literary contributions of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo as one of Nigeria’s leading female writers. The book includes a literary biography, professional profile, and an interview with professor Adimora-Ezeigbo that offers valuable insight into her life and works. Contributing scholars provide critical and theoretical perspectives on Adimora-Ezeigbo’s ouvre that represents a postcolonial lens to interpret the African world. Emerging Perspectives contextualizes Adimora-Ezeigbo’s works of fiction, poetry, and drama within African, Nigerian, and Women’s literary tradition. This collection builds upon critical and theoretical scholarship on leading African writers whose works comprise a dynamic and compelling genre of African writing that spans the post-independence era into the 21st century. The essays examine themes from Adimora-Ezeigbo’s writing such as patriarchy, feminism, war, cultural traditions, and contemporary issues in Nigerian society such as trafficking, and many of the social, economic, and political challenges to Nigeria’s development as a modern nation state.
Chapter 1. Contextualizing Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Snail-Sense Theory as Africa’s Quintessential Archetype of Feminism
Chapter 2. What Has a Snail Got to Do with It? Ezeigbo’s Snail-Sense Feminism as A Critical Reading Tool for Her Two Plays
Chapter 3. “Wetin You Fit Do?” Lessons of Resistance and Self-Assertion in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s
Hands That Crush Stone, Barmaid and The Witches of Izunga
Chapter 4. Negotiating Spaces, Crossing Borders: Public/Private Spheres in Adimora-Ezeigbo’s
The Last of the Strong Ones
Chapter 5. Telling Herstories: (Re) Creating the Strong Ones in Nigerian Women’s Writing
Chapter 6. On Intertextual Conversations: Images of the Igbo World in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s
The Last of the Strong Ones and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

The Last of the
Strong Ones

and Chika Unigwe’s
On Black Sisters Street

Heart Songs

Chapter 12. From History to Story: Love and Loss in Roses and Bullets

Roses and Bullets
and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s
Half of a Yellow Sun

Roses and Bullets

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