Allegory, racial disparity, patriarchy, gender inequality, igbo culture, race and gender politics
Ethnic Studies | Fiction | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Critical Essay (Special Topic)
This paper attempts to examine the allegorical narrative strategies and politics of identity—race, and gender, using postcolonial and racial frameworks. The novel, Blackass written by a Nigerian writer is a 21st century fierce comic satirical adaptation of Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka. The intricacies and culture within a society and ethnicity in a nation such as patriarchy are explored through the language, characters, and development of the plot in Nigerian literature. For this essay, I enter into the discourse of race by analyzing the social and cultural phenomena that occur throughout the structure of the fictional work.
Ossai, Ogochukwu B.
"Identity in the 21st Century Nigerian Fiction: A Case Study of Blackass by Igoni A. Barrett.,"
Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship: Vol. 2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uno.edu/beyondthemarginsjournal/vol2/iss1/6