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An Appraisal of Three Nigerian Poets’ Perspectives on Trends Plaguing Contemporary Nigeria
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Volume 3, 2019
Issue 1 (March)
Pages: 9-18   |   Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2019   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Eric Ndoma Besong, Department of Philosophy, Federal University, Lafia, Nigeria.
Abstract
Here, we attempt a scholarly review and art appreciation of selected recent poems of these poets, with a view to highlighting their contributions to indigenous studies. Although we rely solely on the poems, focusing on their themes, for content-analysis, a few other relevant textual materials are used too. Besides, the poets are also interviewed for an in-depth understanding of their perspectives.
Keywords
Poets, Perspectives, Trends, Plagues, Contemporary Nigeria, Robert, Dibie and Eze
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