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Littérature engagée : Une nouvelle perspective sur la guerre civile au Nigéria (1967-1970)

Abstract : The theme of the Nigerian civil war which lasted from 1967 to 1970, also called the Biafra war remains one of the major theme of the nigerian literature. The events that led to the war after the country’s independance point to a post-colonial period where national building is still worked up on along ethnic and religious lines. In 1970, the end of the conflict starts a new era still affected by all the issues that led to the war still visible in the different regimes leading the federation. Moreover, the conflict became a taboo topic that needed to be erased from individual as well as the nigerian collective memory.After the first wave of writers mainly from Igbo descent who wrote about the war such as Chukwuemeka Ike with Sunset at Dawn (1979), Buchi Emecheta (1983), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes up the theme of the war unapologetically. Her way of writing the war ultimately wants to be the therapeutical and inclusive for all nigerians.This study analyzes the Biafran war through the prism of Mammy Water, the water goddess in the Igbo cosmology. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie belongs to the Igbo community.
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Odile Goubali Talon. Littérature engagée : Une nouvelle perspective sur la guerre civile au Nigéria (1967-1970). Littératures. Université de Cergy Pontoise, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018CERG0892⟩. ⟨tel-01760209⟩

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