''Form and Style in the Nigerian Novel''

Akporobaro, Frederick . Bareki. Oghenewona. (1981-02)


In the relatively short period (1952-1978) of its life so far, the Nigerian novel has displayed a remarkable growth in which various forms and techniques have been exploited. The cost significant stimulus for this rapid growth had been the novelist' interest in the portrayal of the realities of contemporary Nigerian world and experiences, and by the faithful representation of these aspects, to correct the prejudices which generations of Europeans have created about the black man, and his culture. In doing this most of the novelists have ironically drawn upon the pre-established western fictional forms and the English language.