Onitsha Market Literature by Emanuel N. Obiechina

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  • Literary studies: general,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8227696M
ISBN 100841901228
ISBN 109780841901223
OCLC/WorldCa481393

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When Onitsha Market literature was at its peak decades ago, a large number of books with local colour was published r It is reassuring that academics and scholars like the author of this work can intermittently focus on such literary phenomena which might otherwise not have been recorded; to wit, Onitsha Market Literature/5.

Onitsha Market Literature consists of stories, plays, advice and moral discourses published primarily in the s by local presses in the lively market town of Onitsha, an important commercial site in the Igbo-speaking region of southeastern Nigeria.

Onitsha market literature was made up of inexpensive booklets and pamphlets comprising genres such as fiction, plays, verses, current affairs, language primers, social etiquette, religious tracts. Onitsha Market Literature book Onitsha market literature was made up of inexpensive booklets and pamphlets encompassing genres such as fiction, plays, verses, current affairs, language primers, social etiquette, religious tracts, history, biography, manuals, collections of proverbs, letter-writing, traditional customs and, of course, money-making.

The Onitsha Market Literature digital collection includes examples of the small books and pamphlets that were written, published and sold in and around this famously active marketplace. Scholarly interest in Onitsha Market Literature is wide ranging.

The themes and subjects may be simplistic or amusing, but they represent cultural attitudes and. Onitsha market literature was made up of inexpensive booklets and pamphlets encompassing genres such as fiction, plays, verses, current affairs, language primers, social etiquette, religious tracts, history, biography, manuals, collections of proverbs, letter-writing, traditional customs and, of course, money-making.

Chinua Achebe in the forward to Emmanuel Obiechina, An African Popular Literature: A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets (Cambridge, ), x. Emmanuel Obiechina, An African Popular Literature: A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets (Cambridge, ), 1.

Nigeria gained its independence from the British in during the first wave of decolonization. Onitsha (Igbo: Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí or just Ọ̀nị̀chà) is a city located on the eastern bank of the Niger River, in Nigeria's Anambra State.A metropolitan city, Onitsha is known for its river port and as an economic hub for commerce, industry, and education.

It hosts the Onitsha Main Market, the largest market in Africa in terms of geographical size and volume of goods. Onitsha market books were written in a unique sort of English that must surely compound elements of Igbo, British English, and Nigerian pidgin.

The standard English component is likely to include highly formal conventions: a boy writes his father “Yours of the 10th ultimo was got with delightfulness.” (Ummunah, 35).

Onitsha. Bison Books. ISBN External links Search. A "Google Book search" accesses the contents of the book as well as giving a list of places mentioned in the book and also accesses the reader to an excerpt of the English version of Onitsha (chapter one "A long Voyage").

Onitsha market literature: Onitsha Market Literature: From the Bookstalls Onitsha Market Literature book a Nigerian Market - at the University of Kansas Indiana University Library collection. Other books of interest under review: Life Turns Man Up and Down, edited by Kurt Thometz Ogali Ogali's Veronica My Daughter and Other Onitsha Plays and Stories, including: Adelabu.

This text was the first detailed study of that phenomenon of the African literary scene, Onitsha market literature. Pen names and pamphlet titles adopted by Onitsha authors have often been the subject of amused comment, but it took a long time for Onitsha writing to be recognised for what it is: a genuinely popular literature, unique on Africa, written Cited by: There is a good book on the subject An African Popular Literature: A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets by Emmanuel N.

Obiechina. Here is our catalogue description of one just found– The Complete Story And Trial Of Adolf Hitler by J C Andrue. 8vo. pp Marked up throughout in red pen, probably by the author. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages ; 19 cm. Contents: Introduction (Background.

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Winners of the CraterLitFest Call for Submission; CLF18 Schedule of Activities. Onitsha market literature was made up of inexpensive booklets and pamphlets comprising genres such as fiction, plays, verses, current affairs. The twentieth century Onitsha Market Literature in Nigeria which came in pamphlets, novellas, and chap-books is just an example to disprove this assertion.

Within this traditional but regional. Onitsha Market Literature New Ed Edition by Emanuel N. Obiechina (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

The digit and digit formats both work. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Obiechina, Emmanuel N., Onitsha market literature. New York, Africana Pub. Corp. [] (OCoLC) I paid homage to Nigerian authors such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Flora Nwapa in my first post, but I couldn't quite celebrate 52 years of Nigerian Literature without mentioning the Onitsha Market Literature.

I might be cheating a bit with this one as the first book of its genre came out in the late s (a local bookshop published two booklets written by Cyprian. This text was the first detailed study of that phenomenon of the African literary scene, Onitsha market literature.

Pen names and pamphlet titles adopted by Onitsha authors have often been the subject of amused comment, but it took a long time for Onitsha writing to be recognised for what it is: a genuinely popular literature, unique on Africa, written in English by A5/5(1). Onitsha market literature thrived until the market was heavily damaged in during the Biafran War.

Today, a large majority of Nollywood movies come out of Onitsha, and in some ways the current Nigerian movie industry has replaced the Onitsha market literature of. toOnitsha published a whopping titles while Lagos had only 65 books. Of course the civil war years of to dealt a heavy blow to the growth of market literature in Onitsha, but that is another story.

Onitsha market literature was made up of inexpensive booklets and. This text was the first detailed study of that phenomenon of the African literary scene, Onitsha market literature.

Pen names and pamphlet titles adopted by Onitsha authors have often been the subject of amused comment, but it took a long time for Onitsha writing to be recognised for what it is: a genuinely popular literature, unique on.

While Onitsha Main Market, the root of all markets in Onitsha, is known mainly for clothing and other wears with a mix of household items, babies etc; ElectroMart located some km apart from the Main Market, is for major dealers on electronic devices.

Food items are in Ose and Ochanja Markets whereas Relief Market uniquely deals with canned. From Emmanuel Obeichina (ed.), Onitsha Market Literature (NY: Africana Publishing Corporation, ), Veronica Makes Up Her Own Mind.

From: Veronica My Daughter by Ogali A. Ogali (Enter CHIEF JOMBO.) CHIEF JOMBO: What kind trouble dis be. My daughter get trong ear too much. I flogam tire, no change. I talk tire, no change.

is a platform for academics to share research papers. Onitsha Market Literature In the s to s a vibrant literary genre emerged around the commercial nerve centre of Eastern Nigeria - Onitsha. The first books of this genre appeared precisely in According to records, there was no conscious effort or structure in the evolution of the genre, popularly known as Onitsha Market Literature.

Onitsha market literature: Onitsha Market Literature: From the Bookstalls of a Nigerian Market - at the University of Kansas Indiana University Library collection. Other books by Ogali A. Ogali under review: The collection Veronica My Daughter and Other Onitsha Plays and Stories includes the following works, which are also separately reviewed.

Market Literature in Nigeria. ackground. This discussion is based on three books that I wrote on market literature early in the nineteen-seventies. They are titled: Literature for the Masses (Nwamife ); Onitsha Market Literature (Heinemann ); and. An African Popular Literature — A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets (cambridge Onitsha Market Literature refers to a number of pamphlets, books and other publications sold at the Onitsha Market in Nigeria in the s and s.

Much of it was written in pidgin English. This form of literature is now interesting to researchers as a secondary source of information about social conditions of the time; general readers can appreciate it for its creative use of. French accompanied my introduction to the pamphletry with Obiechina s anthology from the African Writers Series, Onitsha Market Literature, and his unsurpassable critical study, An African Popular Literature.

I can make no greater recommendation to the interested reader than these books. Read him and reap. View Academics in Onitsha Market Literature on The twentieth century Onitsha Market Literature in Nigeria which came in pamphlets, novellas, and chap-books is just an example to disprove this assertion.

Within this traditional but regional literature is a compilation of oral literary sourced works and. Hardcover, Book Edition, Cataloged instance. Onitsha is an edition of a book by J.M.G. Le Clézio. Onitsha Market Literature. Onitsha Market Literature refers to a number of pamphlets, books and other publications sold at the Onitsha Market in Nigeria in the s and s.

Much of it was written in pidgin and creole varieties of English. This. Historical Context: Onitsha Market Dynamic and diverse marketplace Associated with histories of slavery, colonization, and civil war in the area Largely destroyed, along with the pamphlet culture, during the Nigerian Civil War () Geography Historical Context and Literary.

Onitsha: | | | |Onitsha|| |Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí| | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.

Walter Goldwater, Bill French, & Onitsha Market Literature. I knew Walter Goldwater and a little later Bill French since late I first heard of Walter and UPBS when I worked in the Africana Section of the Northwestern University library and searched a whole bundle of bibliographic slips that Walter had sent.

: West African Market Literature: A Collection of 30 Examples: Various printings. 30 slim octavo pamphlets. An excellent, representative sampling of the popular literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the s and 70s, most of it characterized by sensational (and even slightly prurient) content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly.

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11 thoughts on “Oriki for Onitsha Market Literature: Remembering Veronica My Daughter” Ayodeji Abiola Ma am Reply I don’t think you needed to have written words to showcase a typical Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon’s sentence composition. OFALA ONITSHA – AS KING AND PEOPLE MEET. In his book ‘ONITSHA’ the Nobel laureate for Literature, J.M.G LeClezio has the beautiful phrase, ‘When we are together again in Onitsha ’ This was the statement of Geoffroy Allen (remember Allen Lane, Onitsha) of .ONITSHA GOES NATIONAL: NIGERIAN WRITING IN MACMILLAN'S PACESETTER SERIES Virginia Coulon In An African Popular Literature: A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets, Emmanuel Obiechina expressed concern that "the development of cheap paperback editions would threaten the very existence of the chap-book tradition of popular literature in Nigeria.

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