African Cultural Practices Resemble Indian Scenes With Reference To The Select Plays Of Wole Soyinka

Authors

  • Mr. R. Saravana Selvakumar, Assistant Professor of English, V V College of Engineering, Tisaiyanvilai,Tamil Nadu.India.
  • Dr. V. Chanthiramathi, Associate Professor of English PG and Research Department of English, V.O.Chidambaram. College, Thoothukudi, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, TirunelveliTamil Nadu,India.

Keywords:

Yoruba cultural heritage, African festivals, music and dance.

Abstract

Wole Soyinka, one of the prominent Nigerian playwrights in Africa is notable for his contribution in bringing in the tradition and the Yoruba cultural heritage in almost all his plays. He is a critic, novelist, poet, actor and director. But he is recognized as one of the best dramatics amongst the African writers.  The paper entitled “African Cultural Practices resemble Indian Scenes with reference to the Select plays of Wole Soyinka” finds out that the traditional African festivals, the Yoruba cultural dance, music and their theme reflect the traditional practices of the Indian community. The study also centers on the ritual practices and most importantly the traditional celebrations of African festivals particularly in the Yoruba society. Festivals accompanied by cultural practices, music and dance are very conspicuous in his plays.  The paper argues that the celebrations mentioned in Soyinka’s plays resemble the traditional practices of the Indians.

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Author Biographies

Mr. R. Saravana Selvakumar,, Assistant Professor of English, V V College of Engineering, Tisaiyanvilai,Tamil Nadu.India.

 

 

 

Dr. V. Chanthiramathi,, Associate Professor of English PG and Research Department of English, V.O.Chidambaram. College, Thoothukudi, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, TirunelveliTamil Nadu,India.

 

 

 

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Published

2018-12-05

How to Cite

Selvakumar, M. R. S., & Chanthiramathi, D. V. (2018). African Cultural Practices Resemble Indian Scenes With Reference To The Select Plays Of Wole Soyinka. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 13. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5686