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Title:A re-assessment of generationalizations in Nigerian literature: the generationalizations palaver
Authors:Emmanuel, Ima
Aboh, Romanus
Periodical:Okike: an African Journal of New Writing (ISSN 0331-0566)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:literary criticism
Abstract:The authors of this article disapprove of the current tendency in Nigeria to categorize Nigerian literature into generations of writers. They propose that, instead of making divisions in Nigerian literature through large-scale generalizations and absolute evaluations, the study of Nigerian literature should focus on its value, its use of language to address social realities and to better the life of the Nigerian people. They stress that thematic and stylistic studies offer the best promise of understanding literature in its social context and that Nigerian literature should not be burdened with generational palavers. Bibliogr, sum [ASC Leiden abstract]