FACTS AND FICTION IN AKACHI ADIMORA EZIGBO CHILDREN OF EAGLE AND THE LAST OF THE STRÖG ONES
This research work addressed itself to the way people tend to see fictional works. People see fictional works as being fictitious, but they are over laid with fact. This long essay, using Akachi Adimora. Ezeigbo’s works as guide, demonstrated the impact of the intermeddling of fact with fiction in literary works. They do not always obstruct each other and when harnessed depending on the ingenuity of the artist they can serve multiple purposes. The sociological socialist realism theory is used in this research work because real and factual events in Ezeigbo’s life are contained in her works. Ezeigbo make use of the Igbo setting. There are names proverbs, idioms and practices that epitomize the Igbo culture and Igbo world view. Her works are linked between her fiction and her lived experience. The major source of her stories is her own direct experience through fiction. Oral Aesthetics is highly portrayed in Ezeigbo’s works in her constant use of songs, proverbs, lullabies and the Igbo cultural setting. This study has shown that Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo, a fictional writer wrote about her own personal experiences in her novels and short stories.
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.0 CHAPTER ONE
1 .2 Definition of Terms
1.3 The Last of the Strong Ones : A Synopsis
1.4 The Relationship Between Facts and Fiction
1.5 Research Problem
1.7 Scope of Study and Limitation
1.9 Purpose of Study
1.10 Structure of Thesis
2.0 Literature Review
2.1 Issues Relating to Akachi Adimora — Ezeigbo’s Writings
2.2 Aesthetics in Akachi’s Works.
2.3 Adimora — Ezeigbo’s Formal Aesthetics Borrowings from the
Oral Narrative Tradition.
2.4 The Role of the Writer in Literature
3.1 Fact and Fiction in Akachi Adimora —Ezeigbo’s The Last of the
3.2 The Search for Self
3.3 The War’s Untold Story: The Challenging Years of Youth
3.4 Marriage and Family Life
4.1 The Aesthetics Residues of Facts and Fiction: An Example of Akachi’s The Last of the Strong Ones and
Children of the Eagle .
4.2 The Igbo Nuaces in The Last of the Strong Ones and
Children of the Eagle
5.1 Summary of Findings and Conclusion of the Research Work