Pragmatic strategies in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel—Morning

Ugwu, Justus C. (2019) Pragmatic strategies in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel—Morning. Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.

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Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel is a projection of cross-cultural counter concerns through the voice of Sidi, Baroka and Sadiku who represent colonized African natives, and Lakunle who represents the European cultural hegemonic propagandist in the African world. Sultana (2016) opines that the play can be analysed on the platform of Post-Colonial cultural criticism in the global context because it criticises the Anglo-African cross-cultural encounter. It, in reality, talks about the peoples and cultures of a land, colonial Africa which has emerged from subjugation, disfigures and domination of British imperial rule. The conflict between Sidi and Lakunle is a conflict between colonial and post-colonial consciousness, a clash between European and African culture; the conflict between Lakunle and Baroka is a conflict between the colonizer and the colonized, and between the white and the black. The ultimate triumph of Sidi and Baroka over Lakunle is the triumph of African traditional culture and the defeat of European imperialism. Sultana (2016) maintains that the play occupies an interesting footing of counter cross-cultural discourse in the galaxy of Soyinka’s literary criticism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 13:29

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