PROVERBS AND TALES IN AKACHI ADIMORA-EZEIGBO’S THE LAST OF THE STRONG ONES, HOUSE OF SYMBOLS AND CHILDREN OF THE EAGLE

AUTHOR: ASIKA IKECHUKWU EMMANUEL

DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

Folklore is the traditional art, literature, knowledge and practice that are disseminated largely through oral communication. It refers to the traditional beliefs, legends and customs current among the common people. It consists of the things that a given set of people traditionally believe, do, know and say; their worldview and outlook to life, handed over to them from generation to generation orally, that is through a mouth-tomouth contact. Folklore comprised of proverbs, idioms, folktales, riddles, myths, customs, legends, beliefs, magic, folksongs, charms, spells, incantations among other things found among a homogeneous group of people. This thesis studied the use of folklore in the works of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo. The novels selected are her trilogy, The Last of the Strong Ones, House of Symbols and Children of the Eagle. The study concentrated on her use of proverbs and tales respectively and their obvious significance and importance in the works under study.

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