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Professor Na’Allah is the author and co-author of numerous books, including: coauthor with Ladan Sulaiman and Ahmad Sambo, Functional Literacy Primer in Hausa, sponsored by the European Economic Commission and Federal Government of Nigeria, 1992; coauthor, Instructors’ Guide to Functional Literacy Primer in Hausa, 1992; coauthor with Bayo Ogunjimi, Introduction to African Oral Literature (Oral Prose), Univ. of Ilorin Press, 1991; author, Introduction to African Oral Literature (1994); and Editor, Ogoni’s Agonies: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Crisis in Nigeria (Africa World Press, 1998) He wrote the article on Kwame Anthony Appiah for The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought He was the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (2015-2019) and is currently the V.C (Univ. of Abuja)
This central chapter analyses Ilorin poetry within the constraint of bourgeois aesthetics and defines, with practical and material examples, the situation of traditional and modern instrumentation, language, and thematic focus of Dadakuada oral poetry.
The author defines the new global bourgeois and proletariat aesthetics and identifies where oral literature attains a global position. This chapter concludes by establishing the place of Ilorin oral literature within the new global reality.
In this concluding chapter, the author argues that bourgeois aesthetics is a dangerous threat to cultural essence of African communities, eroding cultural strength and the survival of the poor and the helpless. It argues for a modernization that improves and innovates, from “within the true indigenous values and principles,” insisting that moderniz...
This chapter introduces the concept of poverty and social divisions in the global century and the place of African art within this reality. The author presents his theoretical framework and defines the major terms and concepts used in the book, explaining where some of them deviate from their traditional connotations. At the end of this chapter, th...
This book discusses globalization trends and influences on traditional African oral literary performance and the direction that Ilorin oral art is forced to take by the changes of the twenty-first century electronic age. It seeks a new definition of contemporary African bourgeois in terms of their global reach, imitation of foreign forms, and colla...
Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. Na'Allah argue...
Chinua Achebe is renowned as the classical African Writer, especially for his most widely read and translated novel, Things Fall Apart. It's always a great opportunity listening to him speak, and I have heard people argue about which Achebe is greater, the speaker or the writer! Some would also ask which Achebe is more relevant to the Nigerian and...
يرصد الباحث في هذه الدراسة أساليب النقد الأدبي والتحليل الجمالي للأدب الأفريقي الشفوي، فيجد أنها لا تأخذ بنظر الاعتبار خصوصية الأدب الأفريقي الشفوي وكونه جزءاً لا يتجزأ من ممارسة ثقافية وأداء معيش٠ فهذا الفصل بين النص الأدبي وسياقه لغرض التحليل، كما درج عليه النقد الغربي في تعامله مع الأدب المكتوب ، يبتسر ويسىء فهم "النص" الشفوي لأنه يهمل جانب ارتب...
With evidence presented by Samuel Johnson, S. F. Nadel and Oludare Olajubu on the origin of Egungun, the African cultic masquerade in Nigeria, it can be concluded that Egungun originated from the Nupe culture, contrary to the popular belief that it took root from Yoruba religion. Nupe people actually seem to have used Egungun bamboozle and harass o...