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|Title: ||SOCIALIST REALISM AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AFRICAN WRITER|
|Authors: ||Abiye, Daniel|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Hailu Araya|
|Keywords: ||SOCIALIST REALISM|
|Copyright: ||Jun-1986 |
|Date Added: ||20-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||When we go back into the history of socialist countries we find
that at the birth of socialism9 during the transition period~ literature
had a vital role to play. To be more precise9 the socialist realist
method contributed to the coming of socialism. This socialist realist
method~ filled with optimism9 was committed to the working class.
Many countries in the African continent are now going through
a transition period towards socialism. A transition period9 as stated
above~ is a very important period in which the African writer has a
great role to play to hasten the coming of socialism. So far~ most
African writers~ using the critical realist method~ have only gone as
far as merely depicting society. Society in turn, has been presented
in a deteriorating state. Apart from thiss no place has been given
for the optimistic rising class the working class.
Learning from the experience of socialist writers, a new African
writer is emerging. Ngugi9 taken as an examplei has been greatly influenced
by Gorky's Mothers a socialist realist novel. Furthermores as the African
writer is living in a transition period. he is working towards socialism.
This indicates that the socialist realist method has some implications
that are useful to the African writer. These implications will help
the African writer as a means for the advancement of social isms which
in turn~ will improve the African novel.|
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