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Title:Literature and international politics: some paradigmatic observations on Nigeria and Africa
Author:Yakubu, Uduopegeme M.J.ISNI
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:foreign policy
Abstract:The core of this article is literature as a paradigm of international politics from a Nigerian perspective. It demonstrates how literature, as a shaper of perceptions about people and nations, ultimately influences international relations. It examines the way the works of Nigerian playwrights, novelists, poets, and essayists present Nigeria to the world, especially in political terms. The author concludes by postulating that the relationship between the nation and its writers is indispensable to a coordinated paradigm of Nigeria's new foreign policy. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]