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Topics: Colonialism, Africa, Black people Pages: 64 (14317 words) Published: May 12, 2014
PERSPECTIVES ON COLONIALISM
A STUDY OF NGUGI WA THIONGO AND MICERE MUGO’S
THE TRIAL OF DEDAN KIMATHI AND ATHOL FUGARD’S SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD

BY

AJIBOYE OREOLUWA OPEYEMI
MATRIC NO: 07/15CD037

AN ESSAY SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES, FACULTY OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA.

IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) IN ENGLISH

MAY, 2011.

CERTIFICATION
This research work has been read and approved as having met the requirements for the award of Bachelor Arts (Honours) in English Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

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DEDICATION
This work is dedicated to Almighty God, the King of Kings, the I am that I am, the rock of ages and to my loving family: My parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ajiboye and my siblings, Foluke, Bukayo and Boluwatife.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
First and foremost, I want to give thanks and praises to God Who has been really faithful to me in all ways. I thank Him for provision, guidance, protection, good health throughout my stay in University of Ilorin.

I also want to sincerely thank and appreciate the efforts of Dr. O.I. Dunmade, my supervisor, for his assistance and guidance during the cause of this project. I wish him the very best of luck in life.

I also want to really appreciate the efforts of my loving parents Mr. and Mrs. Ajiboye for their moral, financial, spiritual and physical support. May the Lord continue to bless and keep them in good health to be able to reap the fruit of their labour (Amen). Also, I thank my siblings, Foluke, Bukayo and Bolu, for their encouragement.

Finally, I want express my gratitude to my friends for their contributions one way or the other. Friends like Seye Odanaogun, Tomilola Alao, Tunde Odebunmi, Tunde Ayeni, Biola Usman, Muyideen Ayinla. I wish them success in all their endeavours. I appreciate both Dr. (Mrs) Omede, a very caring mother for her support right from the beginning of my stay in Unilorin and Owen Omede, who is also like a brother to me.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Pagei
Certificationii
Dedicationiii
Acknowledgmentsiv
Table of Contentsvi
Abstractvii
CHAPTER ONE
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.0Introduction1
1.1Background of the Study4
1.2Aims of Study10
1.3Justification11
1.4Scope and Delimitation11
1.5Methodology12
1.6Organization of chapters12
1.6Literature Review13
CHAPTER TWO
Perspectives on Colonialism in Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s
and Mugo Micere’s The Trial of Dedan Kimalhi21
CHAPTER THREE
Perspectives on Colonialism in Athol Fugard’s
Sizwe Bansi is Dead45
CHAPTER FOUR
Comparative Study of both Plays and Summary 71
Bibliography 77

ABSTRACT
Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Micere Mugo’s The Trial of Dedan Kimathi and Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead treat colonialism, the building and maintaining of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. Colonialism is the child of capitalism and what capitalism seeks out to do is to maximize profit at the expense of labour. This study aims at analyzing both texts as responses to colonialism and the ills that it breeds. The study examines apartheid as a product of colonialism in Fugard’s play and treat colonialsm perse in the other play. It shows that colonialism breeds ills such as racism, alienation oppression and capitalism. Colonialism is the. Colonialism is the subject matter of the two plays the playwrights examine the preoccupation from different perspective but are agreed that colonialism is injurious...

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