Mobolanle SotunsaBabcock University, Ilisan Remo · Languages and Literary Studies
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Professor of African Oral Literature and Gender Studies. Areas of specializations are African Oral Literatures, African Women Writings, Literary Theories and African Literature. Some Titles of her books include Expressions of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Africa and its Diaspora (2016), Fieldwork in Nigerian Oral Literature (2014), Women in Africa: Contexts, Rights, Hegemonies (2012), Yoruba Drum Poetry (2009), Feminism and Gender Discourse: The African Experience (2008).
There is growing interest in the study of festivals by literary scholars in African orature. In Nigeria, the festival resources of the Ìjèbú in southwest ̣ - ern Nigeria, specifically the Èbìbì ̣ festival, has been given cursory multi-disciplinary attention in areas such as anthropology, sociology, religions and history. However, scant attention ha...
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Published by American Journals Publishing Center, USA (Website: https://www.american-journals.com/americanjournals). The desire and constant yearning of many children is the warmth of parental care. However, from time immemorial, child labour experiences have denied such children proper parental care and smooth mind development. In a typical Africa...
Child labour though an age long social phenomenon, has claimed the lives of many Asian children and continues to exist in various forms even in contemporary times. As such, that phenomenon needs continuous interrogation. This paper therefore examines the traumatic experiences of child labour victims in Kashmira Sheth's Boys without Names (2010). Us...
Yorùbá drum poetry has to date enjoyed an indigenous monopoly. However, its attributes as a unique cultural asset of Africans need to be further exploited for greater relevance to the sophistication and demands of the contemporary age. This essay contends that the resources of Yorùbá drum poetry are currently grossly under-utilized; it further asse...