MARXIST ANALYSIS OF ABUBAKAR GIMBA’S WITNESSES TO TEARS AND IFEOMA OKOYE’S MEN WITHOUT EARS

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This research examines the objective issues raised by the African/Nigerian pioneer Marxists. One of such issues is that the majority of African/Nigerian authors have not produced revolutionary works or characters. This challenge then forms the argument propounded by Onoge in his “The Crisis of Consciousness in Modern African Literature: A Survey”, “The Possibilities of a Radical Sociology of African Literature: Tentative Notes”, and “Towards a Marxist Sociology of African Literature”. The challenge is equally propounded by Ngugi Wa Thiongo in his “Writers in Politics; The Power of Words and the Words of Power”.  It is against this backdrop that this research is carried out. Using Abubakar Gimba’s Witnessesto Tears and Ifeoma Okoye’s MenWithoutEars, the researcher discovers that there are revolutionary characters, but there are equally a lot of contradictions, most of all an inversion of language which no longer covers the ambit of meaning that it originally covered.

MARXIST ANALYSIS OF ABUBAKAR GIMBA’S WITNESSES TO TEARS AND IFEOMA OKOYE’S MEN WITHOUT EARS

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