Live Covid-19
United States 89,567,321
Cases: 89,567,321
Deaths: 1,043,372
Recovered: 85,286,101
Active: 3,237,848
India 43,532,788
Cases: 43,532,788
Deaths: 525,223
Recovered: 42,879,477
Active: 128,088
Brazil 32,536,302
Cases: 32,536,302
Deaths: 672,101
Recovered: 30,967,114
Active: 897,087
France 31,452,173
Cases: 31,452,173
Deaths: 149,726
Recovered: 29,774,092
Active: 1,528,355
Germany 28,542,484
Cases: 28,542,484
Deaths: 141,397
Recovered: 26,886,400
Active: 1,514,687
United Kingdom 22,741,065
Cases: 22,741,065
Deaths: 180,417
Recovered: 22,182,650
Active: 377,998
Italy 18,805,756
Cases: 18,805,756
Deaths: 168,604
Recovered: 17,617,973
Active: 1,019,179
Russia 18,442,625
Cases: 18,442,625
Deaths: 381,306
Recovered: 17,869,964
Active: 191,355
South Korea 18,413,997
Cases: 18,413,997
Deaths: 24,576
Recovered: 18,239,069
Active: 150,352
Turkey 15,180,444
Cases: 15,180,444
Deaths: 99,057
Recovered: 15,035,727
Active: 45,660
Spain 12,818,184
Cases: 12,818,184
Deaths: 108,111
Recovered: 12,243,647
Active: 466,426
Vietnam 10,749,324
Cases: 10,749,324
Deaths: 43,088
Recovered: 9,715,163
Active: 991,073
Japan 9,398,126
Cases: 9,398,126
Deaths: 31,316
Recovered: 9,179,820
Active: 186,990
Argentina 9,394,326
Cases: 9,394,326
Deaths: 129,109
Recovered: 9,184,344
Active: 80,873
Australia 8,282,454
Cases: 8,282,454
Deaths: 10,083
Recovered: 7,961,184
Active: 311,187
Netherlands 8,203,996
Cases: 8,203,996
Deaths: 22,383
Recovered: 8,069,293
Active: 112,320
Iran 7,240,564
Cases: 7,240,564
Deaths: 141,404
Recovered: 7,063,479
Active: 35,681
Colombia 6,175,181
Cases: 6,175,181
Deaths: 140,070
Recovered: 5,984,546
Active: 50,565
Indonesia 6,095,351
Cases: 6,095,351
Deaths: 156,758
Recovered: 5,922,117
Active: 16,476
Mexico 6,093,835
Cases: 6,093,835
Deaths: 325,793
Recovered: 5,243,977
Active: 524,065
Poland 6,016,526
Cases: 6,016,526
Deaths: 116,435
Recovered: 5,335,690
Active: 564,401
Portugal 5,171,236
Cases: 5,171,236
Deaths: 24,149
Recovered: 4,816,665
Active: 330,422
Ukraine 5,018,019
Cases: 5,018,019
Deaths: 108,656
Recovered: 4,906,805
Active: 2,558
North Korea 4,757,620
Cases: 4,757,620
Deaths: 73
Recovered: 4,752,920
Active: 4,627
Malaysia 4,575,809
Cases: 4,575,809
Deaths: 35,784
Recovered: 4,510,643
Active: 29,382
Thailand 4,534,017
Cases: 4,534,017
Deaths: 30,739
Recovered: 4,478,846
Active: 24,432
Austria 4,465,315
Cases: 4,465,315
Deaths: 18,798
Recovered: 4,336,503
Active: 110,014
Israel 4,391,284
Cases: 4,391,284
Deaths: 10,984
Recovered: 4,264,371
Active: 115,929
Belgium 4,246,078
Cases: 4,246,078
Deaths: 31,918
Recovered: 4,129,327
Active: 84,833
Chile 4,030,267
Cases: 4,030,267
Deaths: 58,617
Recovered: 3,681,179
Active: 290,471

Re-reading Feminist Stylistics Commitment in Literary Education: A Critical Study on Okoye’s Behind the Clouds

Re-reading Feminist Stylistics Commitment in Literary Education: A Critical Study on Okoye’s Behind the Clouds

ABSTRACT

This paper critically re-reads feminist stylistics commitment in Ifeoma Okoye’s Behind the Clouds as a re-appraisal of the feminist discourse. It tries to permeate through the aesthetics deployed diction and style in her work to establish a pulsating and rational feminist communication which orates complementarity of the sexes.  The thrust of this work asserts that a number of works have been done by scholars on the study and interpretation of Ifeoma Okoye’s prose fiction, especially through literary and critical analysis. However, it appears that there is an absence of fictional texts studies on re-reading the feminist stylistics commitment in her work. The problem which this research recognizes, therefore, is that Okoye’s fiction, especially the title under the present study, has not been studied and interpreted using the feminist stylistics commitment principles. To this end, therefore, it could be said that radical feminism had yielded little dividends in Africa and this was not distinct with the fact that female radicalism, either in words or in deed did not conform to the African cultural values and realities. This works seeks to address the issue of feminist stylistics, through a critical re-reading of the diction and style Okoye adopts as the major weapons in the disseminating the feminist missive. The author’s text title suggests a liberal and pulsating strand of feminism through a stylistic and textual analysis of her work, especially with emphasis on linguistic techniques and theories such as alliteration, humour, diction, authorial voice, violation of character code, etc. These literary aesthetics and theories served as our framework. This work buttresses that Ifeoma Okoye’s stylistic approach upheld a brand of feminism which is sensitive to African cultural values and tradition. It justifiably posits that this brand of feminism is feasible in the African context and capable of promptly preceding the ideologies of feminism.

Keywords:  Ifeoma Okoye’s Feminist Stylistics; Literary Aesthetics; Selected Literary Techniques; Okoye’s Behind the Clouds

Authorship

1ASOGWA, Hilary Emeka; 2ALAKWE, Florence Ezinne; 3OZOAGU, Patricia Ifeoma; 4EZENWOSU, Kate; 5MADU, Mercy Osonwa; 6ONYIA, Chidinma. B.

Download Full PDF

Categories: