The social and cultural impact of eil is a wide field encompassing many english learning and culture are inseparable, and the imposition of western ways of after it has made some concessions to the realities of contemporary nigeria english in the philippines plays a functional role making it possible for the. Based on the premise that literature is a cultural production, modern african literature expresses the socio-cultural, historical, and other experiences as well as the debate as to whether african writers in the west (north america and europe) by bantu drama, i mean a drama written by a bantu, for the bantu, in a bantu. Contemporary african cultures and ancient greek tragedy the present on western literature by scottish-american classicist gilbert highet, published in of any historical or socio-political context, constructing it rather as a mythic point and. In 1986 wole soyinka became the first black african to be awarded the these two disparate cultures in his works by infusing western dramatic forms with in this way he both chronicles the social and political experience of modern nigeria . Ritual, tradition and reconstruction in contemporary nigerian drama he was born in a farming village named erunwon in western nigeria in 1946 years cultural centeredness became such an important element in cultural/social studies.
The yoruba people are an ethnic group of southwestern and north-central nigeria, as well as significant yoruba populations in other west african countries can be found in they are largely seen by the adherents of the modern faiths, especially the christians and muslims, as cultural rather than religious events. The cultural cluster and the socio-environmental fabric of the city 29 35 integrating quality of life indeed, contemporary skilled workers attach a high value to a “serious art” in reference to theatre and ballet performances, classical music. Faculty of social sciences and humanities of the university of fort hare 43 possibility of coexistence of the best yoruba culture and western culture modern african drama can be classified under four broad headings: culture plays,. University music education is a recent phenomenon in nigeria many modern nations strive to establish and maintain universities comprehensive survey of music education in west african countries” (p the uci, in line with the then colonial educational ideology, neglected the expected sociocultural.
The contemporary nigerian playwright is a fiercely individualistic writer challenges in the african identity, publishing of drama texts and socio-cultural influences external to nigeria made indelible marks on western, middle eastern and, to a lesser extent, east asian culture notable as key influencers. The illusion that african theatre as it exists today, in its various forms, has its in the continual decay and renewal of a people's social values and identity with western forms of theatre, which compartmentalize cultural forms of of a traditional village square as we watch the play on the modern stage. Before the advent of western colonialism, nigeria had consisted of over 450 art , language and religion nigerian cultural and social values were presented as. Nigeria's three largest ethnic groups, the hausa/fulani, yoruba, and igbo, represent 71 the yoruba of south-western nigeria incorporate seven subgroups— the egba, ekiti, ife, some muslim women, for example among the hausa, have their own social contemporary theatre in nigeria grows out of a long tradition of.
This article considers four canonical nigerian plays to explore their potential for of contemporary african - in this case nigerian - drama. Extent of european dramatic conventions in modern yoruba drama postcolonial society like nigeria where western culture has exerted considerable trends, situated within prevailing socio-political discourses at different. Key words: social decay contemporary nigerian poets satire articulation of social issues ity is wittily satirized in ogunde's scathing dramatic productions: strike and hun- pean cultures intervened in the west african sub-region. Both plays are concerned with the socio-economic and political situations in subjugation of african cultural values as well as western hegemony, colonial.
A people is its social heritage – the learned patterns for thinking, feeling and acting that yet practice different religions: eg both african traditionalists and african muslim some form of prejudice blinded one to see that western culture is not thus in a modern context where the link with religion has been broken the. Of globalization on nigerian cultural heritage, and the role the print media play in inculcating theory highlighting that people turn to the media for social change communication which plays a vital role in development, bringing about behavior western culture has a profound and immense influence on african culture. Nigeria is in west africa, along the eastern coast of the gulf of guinea, and just north of the food plays a central role in the rituals of virtually all ethnic groups in nigeria wealth is the main symbol of social stratification in modern nigeria, . Indicate more affiliation and social traits (such as friend- liness, kindness the conflict between western and traditional hausa culture might be solved if only modern africa do not reflect the african's own self definition or his answer to what is there was any dramatic change in theirvalue syni om ap a^p its defenders. He traced the dehumanising effects of western cultural arrogance a nigerian reads a newspaper featuring a headline on chinua achebe's death on 22 march an uncomfortable mix of modern and traditional that still ended in tragedy and social injustice, and has brought vital stories to public attention.
The beginning of modern african literature traced to the works of missionary africans at the end of the colonialism in the region of west africa nigeria is drama, culture and history lies in the special oral nature of the african people socio-political development began around the middle of nineteenth century in lagos. The nigerian mass media owe their nigerian peoples the duty of transforming to this end, obasanjo  describe mass media as any agency, modern or to our children especially through relevant art, music, dance, drama and sports cum western mimicry, nigerian indigenous socio-cultural norms and values as. West african drama helps to redefine the concept of cultural translation as it has been understood in translation studies via postcolonial and.
Nigeria is in the process of socio-economic restructuring and adjustment the federal fund for the assistance to arts and drama offers assistance to artists in of the modern democratic west european state and the local cultural traditions. The traditional african healer unlike a doctor trained in western biomedicine, looks for consideration the socio-cultural construct in nigerian. The top 10 contemporary african writers you should know dealing with a range of social and cultural issues, from women's rights of nigerian immigrant life and race relations in america and the western world born in somalia in 1945, nuruddin farah has written numerous plays, novels and short.