The Niger Delta Crisis In The Niger Delta Novel: Reflections On Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow
Keywords:Environment, Niger Delta, Oil-Politics, Crisis, Devastation
AbstractEcocriticism is a bridge-building theory; one which connects the physical environment with literature. It is the ideological point of convergence between literature and the environment, and the anchor on which the Niger Delta literary discourse is hinged. The Niger Delta region is one region that is richly endowed with both natural and human resources. But the questions which many literary scholars in and outside the region have been asking are, to what extent has these deposits influenced the socio-economic developments in this part of the country? What are there still many crises plaguing the region? This study undertakes an assessment of the forms of crises occasioned by oil exploration activities in the region with focus on Kaine Agary’s fictional work, Yellow-Yellow; working within the context of postcolonial theory and the African ecocritical approach, an attempt has been made at offering measures that could be adopted in addressing these issues, nagging as they are.
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