“During the fourteenth century, written and spoken Arabic flourished in Northern Nigeria and by the seventeenth century, some Hausa literature has been translated into Arabic” (Ajuwon, internet). As if this was not enough, the Christian missionaries accelerated the importation of Western education into Nigeria during the nineteenth century. This made some native Muslims to meet the threat of white Christians with a protest in poetry. Aliyu Dan Sidi, for example utilised the oral literature tradition to write protest poetry against the Christian missionaries. However, other Yoruba artists like D. O. Fagunwa and Isaac Delano wrote novels encouraging the Christian missionaries and themselves teaching the Christian religion.
The year 2008 is celebrated as the 50th anniversary of publication of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart (1958). The novel has acquired the status of African classic. Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria in such a family who has been converted into Christianity. After completing B.A. he worked for Nigerian broadcasting corporation for twelve years.
They get messages from God directly. The assignment of the prophets was to announce the present truth of their people. They spread-out the God’s messages to their contemporary people. The prophet of the Old Testament is the forerunner and model of the Christian preacher. D.W. Cleverly Ford stated that the preaching was a late comer in the history of
He can be judged against the Christian standard of morality since he acknowledged Jesus as a prophet. Muhammad had significant contact with Christian teachings since his first wife was probably a Christian. She was the cousin of the pastor of the largest Christian congregation in Mecca who, by the way, preformed their wedding. Muhammad’s adopted son Zaid was a Christian, and might have received some instruction that he was able to bring to the relationship. In addition, as a young man Muhammad had an important encounter with a Christian monk while traveling with his uncle’s caravan, that apparently left a lasting
How they believe that you can remove the footprint of your fathers and ancestors and the reputation they had through your own impact on the society. Meaning you are seen as an individual and make your own reputation. As for Onkonkwo. His father was not a well-liked person in his village due to his lack of family responsibility and debt he was an ‘agbala’. It was not until Onkonkwo became a warrior did he get rid of his father’s reputation and was finally seen as a different person that endured different qualities than his father did.
Desmond Tutu was born in 1931 in Klerksdorp. His father was a teacher and his mother a domestic worker. Tutu grew up in the apartheid era but seems to have made the best out of it. He was completely dedicated to the anti-apartheid cause. From being an Anglican priest, Tutu became general secretary of the South African council of Churches and then rose to become the first black Archbishop of Cape Town.
What indigenous values in African tribes provide a framework for tribal customs in contrast the white European family values that are imposed on him and his family? 6.Why does Okonkwo become militant in response to British colonialism? In what ways does he take such as radical approach in the opposition of British colonialism? 7.What are the main features of Igbo identity that Okonkwo retained during the British occupation of Nigeria? Analysis Presentation: The novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, defines an important literary example of the historical conflict of European colonialism in Nigeria during the
Michael is the son of one of the sisters, Christina, but more importantly the narrator of the story. The play is set in the summer of 1936. The first change mentioned in the book is the return of Father Jack. Father Jack is the oldest member of the Mundy family, a respected missionary priest, who has spent the last 25 years in Uganda. During his time in Uganda, he has absorbed the African religion and culture.
Ben Okri is one of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary Nigerian literature. Born in central Nigeria in 1959, Okri spent the first ten years of his life in London and returned to Nigeria in 1969 and lived in Lagos when the country was politically unbalanced because of the Nigerian Civil War that lasted from 1967 to 1970. Okri left for England second time in 1978 to study comparative literature at the University of Essex. After his graduation, Okri has written critically applauded poetry, short stories, and novels that focus on the experiences of contemporary Nigeria (Wilkinson 1992, 76). He left his African homeland in 1980 and moved to England where he has been living and writing for thirty years.
The foundation of education in Barbados was paved by the philanthropic endeavors of both private individuals and churches. Most of the older secondary school was founded with the intention of educating white children at a time when negro slavery still existed in the island. More specifically, elementary schools grew out of the attempts of the Methodist, Moravian and Anglican churches. The aim of these schools were to give a Christian education to the slaves in the period right before emancipation. (The Planning Research and Development Unit of the Ministry of Education, 2000).