Publisher: Safari Books, Nigeria
Year of Publication: 2016
Illustrations: No Illustrations
Dimensions: 9 X 6
Literature, History and Identity in Northern Nigeria is a unique collection of articles on literature selected from papers presented at the 7th Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria at Bayero University, Kano, that was jointly organised with the Kwara State University, Malete, from 3rd - 6th December 2012. The book explores the indivisible links between literature, history and identity with specific reference to Northern Nigeria. Identity is a product of history and literature; at the same time, it also produces literature and history. This casual relationship makes this book of essays on literature in Northern Nigeria contemporary and apt in explaining the region's present challenges and prospect as a people. We are always a product of our cultural practices, arts, aesthetics and history, as they together assist us, not only in negotiating existence and self-realisation, but in determining fundamentally what we are as a people in the greater scheme of being and knowing; what the philosophers of antiquity call 'ontology' and 'epistemology'.