THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY AND RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM IN NGERIA IN UWEM AKPAN’S FICTION
This paper examines the discursive construction of hate, exclusion, extremism, and violence among groups in Nigeria. The data was extracted from Uwem Akpan’s ‘Luxurious Hearses’, a fictional representation of the violent religious ‘wars’ that engulfed Nigeria in 2000. Apart from the identity of discourse participants and the location of events which are fictionalized, every other...
Ikenna KAMALU & Isaiah. A. FORTRESS
Fortress-Ayinuola Isaiah » Fortress Isaiah Ayinuola was born in Offa, Kwara State of Nigeria, into the Shittu Adebiyi family, Balogun compound, Akingbase. He obtained his B.A. (1984), M.A. (1990), and Ph.D (2013) in English (Literature) from University of Ilorin, University of Lagos and Covenant University respectively. He is presently a lecturer in the Department of Languages and General Studies, College of Leadership... view full profile