Search Results for why-the-elephant-has-no-butt

Recreates and globalizes an Igbo folktale about the animals' struggle for survival and triumph in a world where the weak and poor tortoises must strive to alter their powerless condition by confronting the oppressive forces of the rich and ...

Author: Osonye Tess Onwueme

Publisher: Africana Legacy PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015053780063

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 895

DOWNLOAD & READ
Recreates and globalizes an Igbo folktale about the animals' struggle for survival and triumph in a world where the weak and poor tortoises must strive to alter their powerless condition by confronting the oppressive forces of the rich and powerful elephants, who constantly push them to the edge of power and insecurity.

int As Mother Turkey narrates to 1 3 0000 077 663 759 Has No Butt , “ the trouble started when the great Elephant was caught smoking a cigarette , which was a most serious offense against the Environmental Law of Goodwill Forest .

Author: Osonye Tess Onwueme

Publisher: Africana Legacy PressInc

ISBN: IND:30000077663759

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 536

DOWNLOAD & READ
Recreates and globalizes an Igbo folktale about the animals' struggle for survival and triumph in a world where the weak and poor tortoises must strive to alter their powerless condition by confronting the oppressive forces of the rich and powerful elephants, who constantly push them to the edge of power and insecurity.

Prize at the Ife International Book Fair in 1988 , and at Wayne State she was honored with the Martin Luther King , Jr. , Cesar Chavez , Rosa Parks ... In Why the Elephant Has No Butt ( 2000 ) , she moves from drama to fiction .

Author: Oyekan Owomoyela

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 303

DOWNLOAD & READ
Composed by a premier scholar of African literature, this volume is a comprehensive guide to the literary traditions of Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria, five distinct countries bound by their experience with colonialism. Oyekan Owomoyela begins with an overview of the authors, texts, and historical events that have shaped the development of postwar Anglophone literatures in this region, exploring shifts in theme and the role of foreign sponsorship and illuminating recent debates regarding the language, identity, gender, and social commitments of various authors and their works. His introduction concludes with a bibliography of key critical texts. The second half of the volume is an alphabetical tour of writers, publications, concepts, genres, movements, and institutions, with suggested readings for further research. Entries focus primarily on fiction but also touch on drama and poetry. Featured authors include Chris Abani, Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cyprian Ekwensi, Uzodinma Chukuka Iweala, Helen Oyeyemi, and Wole Soyinka. Topics range from the European origins of African literature and the West African diaspora to the development of an "African personality," the establishment of a regional publishing industry, and the global literary marketplace. Owomoyela also discusses such influences as the postwar emergence of Onitsha Market Literature, the Mbari Club, and the importance of the Noma Award. Owomoyela's portrait points to the major impact of West African literature on the evolution of both African and world literatures in English. Sure to become the definitive text for research in the field, The Columbia Guide to West African Literature in English Since 1945 is a vital resource for newcomers as well as for advanced scholars seeking a deeper understanding of the region's rich literary heritage.
2008-10-21 By Oyekan Owomoyela

Chinaagorom is very popular with readers and has helped to establish Onwuchekwa as a contemporary female Igbo writer of ... on African drama and women's writing, and a collection of short stories, Why the Elephant Has No Butt (2000).

Author: Simon Gikandi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134582235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

View: 644

DOWNLOAD & READ
The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.
2003-09-02 By Simon Gikandi

With the publication of Shakara (2000), Tess Onwueme confirms she is a talented, socially committed and serious ... she has a body of unpublished poems and has recently added a novel to her credit, Why The Elephant Has no Butt (2000).

Author: Femi Osofisan

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852555965

Category: African drama

Page: 178

View: 708

DOWNLOAD & READ
Includes the playscript of Glass House by Fatima Dike with a brief introduction by Marcia Blumberg.
2002 By Femi Osofisan

She wrote a satiric folk novel, Why the Elephant Has No Butt (2000), in which the inequalities of tortoise and elephant forcethe lessercreature tocower toavoid trouble. Inher masterwork,the epicdramaTell It to Women (1997), winner ofthe ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140643

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page:

View: 220

DOWNLOAD & READ
Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.
2015-04-22 By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

In the 1990s she became involved with HIV/AIDS activism and has worked with the United Nations Children's Fund ... Onwueme has also published a novel, Why the Elephant Has No Butt (2000), and numerous essays of literary criticism.

Author: Kathleen Sheldon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262935

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 300

DOWNLOAD & READ
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on individual African women in history, politics, religion, and the arts; on important events, organizations, and publications.
2016-03-04 By Kathleen Sheldon

... Why the Elephant Has No Butt , 2000 ; Then She Said It : An Epic Drama , 2002 ; What Mama Said , 2003 . Contributions : periodicals . Honours : Drama Prizes , Assen of Nigerian Authors , 1985 , 1995 , 2001 ; Distinguished Authors ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 699

DOWNLOAD & READ
Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Also , she has published a novel , Why the Elephant Has No Butt ( 2000 ) , and few poems and short stories . Because of her published works and professional services , Onwueme has been given many honors and awards , which include the ...

Author: Kalu Ogbaa

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319642

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 397

DOWNLOAD & READ
Discusses the largest African immigrant group in the United States, exploring Nigerian values, ways of life in America, culture, economic status, and contributions to American society.
2003 By Kalu Ogbaa

Why the Elephant Has No Butt . San Francisco : African Heritage Press , 2000 . Tell It to Women . Detroit : Wayne State University Press , 1997. * Winner , the 1995 Association of Nigerian Authors ( ANA ) Drama Prize . Riot in Heaven .

Author: Osonye Tess Onwueme

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814331416

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 826

DOWNLOAD & READ
An explosive political drama projecting an African people's revolutionary struggle to confront government forces and foreign oil corporations that have ravaged their land and strangled the voices of their mothers and daughters.