Stella Okoye-Ugwu

Stella Okoye-Ugwu
University of Nigeria | UNN · Department of English and Literary Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Stella Okoye-Ugwu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She holds a PhD in African-American Literature. She is also a Distinguished Fulbright Fellow in Contemporary American Literature of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. Her research interests include, but are not limited to: Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, American Literature, African Literature, and English Literature.

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This paper seeks to reveal Chinua Achebe’s verisimilitude in his colonial-era narratives: Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. These two novels owe their roots to constructs and happenstances that range from myth and semi-myth to real-life events. These occurrences and scenes are congruent to Achebe’s fictional societies partly because of the artist...
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Background/Objectives Neuro-developmental disorders impose a wide range of learning barriers on learners, increasing stress among their teachers. Evidence attests to the heightened stress among teachers teaching children with such conditions. This study tested the efficacy of blended Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in reducing job stress among te...
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With the global #Metoo movement yet to arrive in Nigeria, Jude Dibia’s Unbridled reflects an emblematic moment for the underrepresented to occupy their stories and make their voices heard. The study analyzes patriarchy’s complicated relationship with the Nigerian girl child, significantly reviewing the inherent prejudices in patriarchy’s power hier...
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Florence O. Orabueze2 & Violence in Nigeria has reached its peak such that policies that should engage the youths positively are inevitable. This paper aims to establish that Nigerian youths should not be held accountable for #EndSARS protest. Using Halliday and Matthiessen’s Transitivity model, the paper examined the transitivity processes of the...
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So many years after independence, more importation of foreign brand of alcohol has remained a strategy of economic imperialism. Attempts to modernize African brands of alcohol such as bottled palm wine and buru-kutu have not received the kind of scientific endorsement it deserve. In all drinking spaces in Nigeria, the foreign brand of drinks in Nig...
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This paper presents a critical comparative inquiry aimed at discussing patterns of Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People and Emeka Nwabueze’s A Parliament of Vultures, portrayal, definition, situation as well as contextualization of political corruption and charlatanry in Nigeria. In addition, we are looking at how the texts’ application of the same...
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The understanding of how gender roles are assigned to abstract issues like witchcraft beliefs, remains a challenge to contemporary African historians. Witchcraft as a significant area of humanistic study, has not sufficiently engaged historians and literary critics. Scholars in Religious and Cultural Studies in Nigeria have made efforts to interpr...
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Poor leadership has unarguably been recognized as a major national question around which many socioeconomic and political problems revolve in Nigeria. It has led to decadence and a squandermania mentality which breeds all sort of vices, mass poverty, absent and decaying infrastructure, kidnapping, agitations, banditry, and all kinds of insurgency....
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Abstract Poor leadership has unarguably been recognized as a major national question around which many socioeconomic and political problems revolve in Nigeria. It has led to decadence and a squandermania mentality which breeds all sort of vices, mass poverty, absent and decaying infrastructure, kidnapping, agitations, banditry, and all kinds of ins...
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Myth is notably a complex cultural reality that can be approached and interpreted from various viewpoints. Myths generally tell stories about deities or heroic beings. They can be classified into three types: creation myths, eschatological myths, which describe catastrophic ends of the world and myths of gods and goddesses. What we find in the poet...
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This paper attempts to trace the influences, interactions, conflations and developmental trajectories that link the ancient art of oral chants, poetry, minstrelsy, and the contemporary and modernist spoken word versifications in practice today in Nigeria. Audience, form, content, and intent have been pivotal factors in the different epochs that sep...
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From the 1980s, Nigeria’s economy has witnessed severe stagnation. While Eurocentric literature pinpoint the Nigerian civil war and her leaders’ corruptive tendency as the prima facie, Afrocentric literatures trace the country’s economic woes to her historical processes of colonial domination and economic exploitation. Nevertheless, none of the abo...
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This paper examines the politics and didactic nuances of authorial projection of rational choice behavior in Emeka Nwabueze's 1 Rainstorm in the Desert in relation to social burden of concealment. Thus, this paper analyzes the playwright's portrayal of the multiple effects of devious concealment to individuals and the society. To this end, this pap...
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Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. Media campaigns are planned to create awareness about the disease. This is because mass media is often the leading source of information and mobilization during important health issues or crisis. The main objective of this study was to assess the media coverage of monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria.The study adopte...
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This study examines the relationship between Africa centeredness of Nigeria’s foreign policy and the recurring xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in some African states. It argues that Nigeria’s utilization of her human and material resources for the greater good of African states was unrewarding and a commemoration of ingratitude and thus create the...
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Most African literary texts have the thematic preoccupation of presenting male characters as strong, virile, and powerful, while female characters are presented as inferior, docile, and easily intimidated. Okonkwo and Ezeulu, the major characters in Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God are very proud men. They are steeped in their fantasies of the im...
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The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 officially gave Britain suzerainty over Nigeria. The British government lacked sufficient personnel to administer the colony. In fact, many were unwilling to embark in a voyage to the unknown. Fortunately, British India faced the same dilemma and local elites were successfully used in the administration of India. Br...
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In traditional Igbo society, priests and priestesses are seen as intermediaries between man and the gods. These messengers are held in awe and often act strangely; some do not barb their hair and appear manifestly possessed. They perform rituals to heal the sick, avert calamities for their various communities and are revered by the people. These pr...

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