The Image of the Igbo Gods in Chukwuezi’s Akwu Fechaa and Akwa Nwa
A Publication of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, Unviersity of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Chukwuezi’s creative writings in Igbo, particularly his plays are committed to reflecting the Igbo traditional way of life. In his depiction of the Igbo world, he sometimes portrays the conflict between Igbo culture and western tradition. And he uses his literary works to express his strong belief in his conservation of Igbo cultural values. Thematically, Chukwuezi has, among others, found in Igbo traditional religion source material for his creative works. Two of his plays, Aku Fechaa ( 1979a) and Akwa Nwa (1979b) for instance, are based on Igbo traditional religions belief, and the recurrent element in the two literary works is the myth of invincibility and irresistible power of the Igbo deities.
Creative writings , Conflict , Igbo culture , Religious beliefs , Values , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Languages and linguistics
Iwu, I. (2005). The Image of the Igbo Gods in Chukwuezi’s Akwu Fechaa and Akwa Nwa. Trends in the Study of Languages and Linguistics in Nigeria; A Festschrift for Philip Akujuoobi Nwachukwu. A Publication of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, Unviersity of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.