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Corruption in The African Novels: A Study of Helon Habila’s Waiting for An Angel and Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born

Florence Chinelo Obiora

Abstract


The study is on Corruption in the African Novels: A study of Helon Habila’s Waiting for An Angel and Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful One’s Are Not Yet Born. The study deals with the problem of corrupt leaders in West Africa, who embezzle public funds, oppress the masses, neglect duties and stop press freedom. Sociological criticism is the theory that informs this work. It is a theory in which the writer encourages the masses to rise up and defend themselves. The motive of the writer is to correct the social vices in the society. It was discovered from literary and non-literary sources that West Africa has the problem of corrupt leadership. The aim of the study is to x-ray the problem of corrupt leadership so that the next generation of leaders will not emulate bad leadership style from older leaders. The study will be of benefit to students, politicians and other people. The study will sensitize students to know that such evil existed in the past and should not be emulated.



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