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Title: Fond et esthetique verbale dans le mandat de sembene ousmane et le cercle des tropiques d’alioum fantoure
Authors: Brako, Kingsley
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2007
Abstract: The aim of this study is twofold: (a) to highlight the main themes treated by the two authors (S. Ousmane and A. Fantouré) in the two works studied and (b) to examine the different language techniques that the authors of the two works under study use in presenting their messages to the readership. We chose as the research topic “FORME ET FOND” because (the themes) are topical in nature and constitute a major obstacle to development. Concerning the language used by the two authors, we adopted a combination of literary, stylistic and textual approaches. Our analysis of data revealed that the two authors use simile, metaphor, humour, irony, repetition and personification. Simile and metaphor are dominant in both works. Our investigation of the various text types led us to conclude that the combination of descriptive, narrative, argumentative and dialogue is meant to avoid monotony and arouse interest. On the question of thematic consent, we found that S. Ousmane denounces corruption, fraud, social inequality, bureaucracy and parasitism to mention a few while Fantouré A, criticizes torture, murder, arbitrary arrests, imprisonment, social injustices, oppression and exploitation of Blacks by Black leaders. To help solve some of these problems raised in the two works under study, we recommend that the concept of democracy, good governance and eradication of poverty are made to take centre stage in planning by our respective governments.
Description: A thesis presented to the Department of Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of an MA. degree in Comparative Literature, 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/634
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