Thematic analysis and significance of the cyprian ekwensi’s novel "the burning grass"

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Author: 
Dr. Umar Muhammad DOGON-DAJI
Abstract: 

This article titled a Thematic analysis and significance of the Cyprian Ekwensi’s novel “The Burning Grass” focuses on the Fulani nomadic life. It highlights their real life scenario, showing their struggles, rivalries, conflicts, challenges, culture, religion, and their occupation. It also highlights the factors that affects or supports their day to day activities as well as factors that cause the downfall or the coming apart of a family in the Fulani community of Dokan Toro in the novel. It is however discovered that several cultural practices exist as unifying factors that brought people together under a single roof. It also highlights how generally love seperates people as well as it holds a family a house or a society together. The article revolves around three major axes, the general introduction, presentation of the author and his novel, the meatic analysis of the novel and well as the conclusion and bibliography.

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