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By Iyunolu Osagie,John Wharton Lowe

This booklet is an important and unique contribution to the continued dialog on modernity. It makes use of the artistic and demanding works of Nigerian playwright and novelist Femi Euba to illustrate where and serve as of African cultures in modernity and makes the case for the vibrancy of such cultures within the shaping and structure of the fashionable international. as well as a critique of Euba’s fifty-year creative occupation, this booklet bargains an account of Euba’s formative dating with the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Wole Soyinka, in the course of the promising days of the Nigerian theatre within the instant post-independence interval, and the impression of this courting on Euba’s inventive offerings and reflections. Euba contributes to our knowing of Africa’s negotiation of modernity in major methods, in particular in his delicate examining of Esu, the Yoruba god of destiny and probability, as an inventive awareness whose old and ideological mobility in the course of New global slavery, in the course of Africa’s colonial interval, and within the manifestations within the black diaspora at the present time emblematizes the method we name modernity. by utilizing ritual, fable, and satire as avenues to the talk on modernity, Euba lays emphasis at the transformative chances on the crossroads of background. His works have interaction the mental interconnections among previous gods and new worlds and the dialogic dating among culture and modernity. Delineating the philosophical and literary debates that reject a simple department among a stereotypically conventional Africa and a contemporary West, the writer indicates how Euba’s performs and novel interact the entwined and intimate relationships among the trendy and the normal in modern Africa, and thereby she asserts the worldwide resonance of Euba’s African, and in particular Yoruba, perception of the realm. by means of meticulously amassing, cataloguing, and critiquing Euba’s works, Osagie versions a brand new approach of practising African literary reports and invitations us to glimpse narrative genius at the continent that she firmly believes African students may still either advertise and celebrate.

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