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Novels

Morountodun

Morountodun is a play written by Femi Osofisan which reflects the 1965 Agbekoya uprising when poor peasants revolted against the oppressive government. The playwright through flashbacks brought past events into the present to bear on the subject matter which is the evaluation of the contribution of women in nation-building and peacekeeping. The novel is based on the ancient myth of Moremi, the Ife queen who infiltrated the enemy camp to ensure her people's triumph.

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Native Son

Native Son is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. The novel addresses the issue of white American society’s responsibility for the repression of blacks. It centres around Racial discrimination; conflict; exploitation, etc.

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Faceless

Faceless is written by Amma Darko. Faceless reviews the pathetic and gripping story of children plunged into the streets by poverty and parental neglect. Amma Darko in details presents mind-boggling sociological issues of child neglect, child abuse, defilement of girls, gender, child trafficking, child labour, absent fathers, reproductive health risks, violence, and failed governance through the grim experiences of street children.

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Lonely Days

Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale Lonely Days relates the agonies of widowhood; it shows the effects of unjust widowhood rites and rituals on women. Yaremi, Fayoyin, Radeke, and Dedewe all suffer maltreatment and deprivations because they are widows. The loss of a loved one is demoralizing on its own, adding unwarranted punishments to it is simply unreasonable. Widows suffer discrimination and marginalization.

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Othello

Othello is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Othello is a play about sexual jealousy, and how one man can convince another man, who loves his wife dearly, that she has been unfaithful to him when she hasn't. Shakespeare explores themes such as jealousy, racism, and reality versus appearance.

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Harvest of Corruption

Harvest of Corruption is a play (drama) written by Frank Ogbeche to condemn the ills and foibles of contemporary Nigerian society. The play illustrates how corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of all the institutions in the country; the Police force, Judiciary, Government ministries, etc. Harvest of Corruption is a play that revolves around Aloho, a naive and jobless university graduate, desperately searching for a job. Her meeting with Ochuole, a notorious old schoolmate of hers leads to a series of events

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel written by the English writer George Orwell. Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-four as a warning after years of brooding on the twin menaces of Nazism and Stalinism. Its depiction of a state where daring to think differently is rewarded with torture, where people are monitored every second of the day, and where party propaganda trumps free speech and thought is a sobering reminder of the evils of unaccountable governments. Winston is the symbol of the values of civilized life, and his defeat is a poignant reminder of the vulnerability of such values in the midst of all-powerful states.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play focuses on romantic love, specifically the intense passion that springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions.

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Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters is the title of this story written by Joe De Graft. Sons and Daughters deal with family life and the tensions that result from the clash of two different generations in an area of rapid social change. It is a tale of love, class difference, generational clash, betrayal, and parental affection is all woven into a simple play set in post-colonial Ghana.

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The Joys of Motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood is a novel written by Buchi Emecheta. The novel explores the responsibility, joys, pain and all that comes with being a mother, and the expectation placed on African women from a young age. The Joys of Motherhood is a story about the life of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman whose life revolves around her children.

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a novella written by Ernest Hemingway in the year 1951 in (Cuba), and published in 1952. The novel captures the story of an epic struggle between an old, seasoned fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. The novel focuses on how perseverance and dignity can help one battle through struggles in life, and religion helps give strength to persevere and reminds of the cyclical nature of life.

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Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus is a novel written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2003. In the novel, Adichie examines the complexities of family, faith, and country through the haunted but hopeful eyes of a young girl on the cusp of adulthood. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

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A Woman in her Prime

A Woman in her Prime is written by Asare Konadu. This is the story of a woman, Pokuwaa, in a traditional African village; a woman apparently cursed with barrenness. It is a critical novel of village life with a progressive message that is modern but not reactionary. It deals with the problems of an African woman, Pokuwaa, who is in her 30s and has not had any child, which is considered a tragic condition by her society, including her mother.

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Tempest

The Tempest is a play by the English playwright William Shakespeare. The play opens with a huge magical storm capable of shipwrecking the main cast, and the survivors are magically distributed across the island. The play addresses the illusion of justice; the difficulty of distinguishing men from monsters; the allure of ruling a colony; obedience and disobedience; treason etc.

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Women of Owu

Women of Owu is a 2006 play written by Femi Osofisan. Women of Owu focuses on the aftermath of a 19th-century war-torn Owu Kingdom. It reflects on the pains, depression, and agony of the survivors who were only women after the killing of all males in the kingdom by the combined forces of Ife, Oyo, and Ijebu. The book uses the combination of choruses, songs and dance to depict the history of the people of Owu kingdom after a combined military force of Ife, Oyo and Ijebu invaded the city of Owu for seven years killing all of its male inhabitants and children.

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