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Topic: LUSOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE, AFRO-BRAZILIAN STUDIES AND PORTUGUESE LITERATURE IN GENERAL
Since the end of the colonial wars, lusophone African countries have been considered as an important region of study, both from a literary and historical perspective, however, there are several issues during the colonial era and in the manner of gaining independence which have been overlooked in the consideration of the elusive peace and stunted socio-economic development of Lusophone African Countries and especially that of Angola and Mozambique. As such, the issues of the societal desequilibrum which contributed immensely to the flourishing of literary writings merit evaluation and so necessitate continuous study. In like manner, such study remains incomplete without the inclusion of the Africa diasporic experience. Hence, Afro-Brazilian Studies became an important area of research interest to me.
|1.||M. Phil. (Literatures in Portuguese)||Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, O.A.U Ife.||2015|
O Papel do Teatro Experimental do Negro (TEN) na Emancipação Socio-Cultural dos Afro-Brasileiros
Existing works on Afro-Brazilian Literature have focussed attention on the prose and poetic genres as exemplified by the Cadernos Negros series. However, little has been done on the Black Theatre, thus creating an imbalance in the literary discourse. This study sets out to fill this gap.
Specific Objectives of the Research:
The specific objectives of the study are to examine the origin of Afro-Brazilian Literature, evaluate the importance of the black theatre in the Brazilian socio-cultural and literary context; and analyse the representation of Afro-Brazilians in selected plays of the Teatro Experimental do Negro group led by Abdias do Nascimento
Expected Contribution to Knowledge:
This study will add to knowledge on Brazilian literary
criticism in general and the criticism of the Afro-Brazilian theatre in
particular. It will contribute to existing literature on the Teatro
Experimental do Negro (TEN). It will further contribute to the discussion and
application of revolutionary Negritude theory in Afro-Brazilian literature. The
research will also enhance understanding in the field of Lusophone literature
FALABI OLUWAROTIMI is a Lecturer II at the Department of Foreign Languages
FALABI has a M. Phil. in Literatures in Portuguese from Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, O.A.U Ife.