OLORUNLEKE OJO OLUSEGUN

Meet OLORUNLEKE OJO OLUSEGUN, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Literary Theory And Criticism

Designation

Professor

Department

English Language

Office

At the English Language department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Literature in English) University of Ife, Ile–Ife 2013

Current Research

War and Dramaturgy in Selected African Plays

Research Details

This study investigates the impact of war on the consciousness of some selected African playwrights. It explores Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman, Osofisan's Morountodun, and Ngugi wa Thiongo and Micrere Mugo's The Trials of Dedan Kimathi, as dramatic testaments that grapple with the consequences of colonial or post-colonial violence on African peoples. This study adopts a materialist template in its exploration of the three texts. This template recognizes both the repressive  state organs represented by the coercive  instruments of state  power like the armed forces, Police, Prison etc., and the  noncoercive ideological  apparatuses of the state  among which  are  the family, school, and cultural  institutions. It also highlights the dramaturgic indebtedness of the playwrights to both autochthonous dramatic heritage which embraces the use of songs, proverbs, etc., and the prevalent Western dramatic techniques. The study concludes that this valiant African dramatists are trying to come to terms with the contradictions of the contemporary times.

Biography

OLORUNLEKE OJO is a Professor at the Department of English Language

OLORUNLEKE has a Ph.D in Literature in English from University of Ife, Ile–Ife

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