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Mobilizing the language of literature against violence: the Niger delta experience in Nigeria

KU Chukwu


Literature is a form of social reaction, where language serves as its medium. A writer maximizes the opportunities offered by the various modes of language use to effectively communicate his literary message. In this paper, we have appraised the language of the poems of Uche Peter Umez and Sophia Obi against the background of their reaction to Niger Delta experiences in Nigeria. The paper begins with a brief overview of the relationship between literature and society, dove-tails into text analysis and then draws conclusion.

Key words: Literature, Language, violence, social reaction, Niger Delta Introduction

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