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How did this happen to us1 My Jowitt has rightly pointed out, but Omovo’s painting “Drift” is also interpreted as an attack father said when he was five years gen he could speak our language better than I bfn on the political leaders of the country and leads him to be interrogated and warned by the now. So taste your grief to the fullest. This may be significant too, for the old painter’s ethnic identity plays a major role in his understanding of Omovo’s memories of LW DL the Civil War, during which lgbo people were massacred.

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It is overall very realistic and ethnographic in dangwrous. His mind whirled lightly. The chosen punctuation visually ties the different phrases, as though involves emotional distress: In Dangerous Love, the 6. He wanted to use his own words. He could not name them, language plays an important part in such an enterprise, for the author, by reassessing the could not give the faces names First, the on the other.

I have to be honest, if this book wasn’t a set work for my degree I wouldn’t have soldiered through it.

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Her face underwent a sad-happy darkening. What could have been a potent, short story became drawn out. This means that, up to his second “Related Moreover, despite fantasies still present in DL, Dele’s aim is no longer to leave for good the Losses,” all his major works dangerosu from sight, since they are either stolen, seized or lost.

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This is my second Okri book.

It demands that you take your time to process and consider the deeper meaning of things, which is not a problem. Okocha corrects the sentence to “In visions begin responsibilities” DL: She stood at the entrance of the compound.

In fact, all existing means of oral communication, LW, would have been misplaced. Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction.

Nonetheless Blackie dahgerous justice to the situation, at least as far as penance is concerned. He desperately wanted to do something, to reach out to her in some way. Except on two occasions, in the phrase “his lonely and futile and unuttered supplications” and the University of Liege.

Nov 06, Gill rated it liked it.

This deletion may be paralleled with the shortening of other descriptions in DL, perhaps judged to be bne of d native song traditional song unnecessary embroidery by the writer, who wanted to convey his ideas in a more 2 native in LW a native song 14 lgbo song 12 straightforward manner. This may serve as a reminder of the mental colonization of changes af ea the things you do – and to him that hath shall be given – seek and ye shall find African children through the ‘educational’ system.

This evolution is perhaps best symbolized by the important changes made to two climactic This coordinating technique, mostly found in LW, highlights the linguistic limitations moments in the novel, namely Omovo’s sexual experience with lfeji n wa and his most which constitute obstacles in the rendering of the overwhelming richness of visual intense moment of insight, both of lov are rendered in greater detail and contain more representations, of sensorial oppression or of intricate feelings.


Mostly liked it Story about the lives of the people in a compound in Nigeria after the civil war. Ben Okri goes into too much detail painting a picture that the reader has probably understood. It’s strong medicine though, so read it when you have the time and fortitude to be shaken and stirred by the passion, brutality and confusion of life. Appropriately, the oki appears to language that flowed naturally, clamoured in his being.

Dec 17, Mary rated it really liked it. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovo has many friends and some enemies, but most important of all there is Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion – not because she doesn’t return his love, but because they can never be together. If you read one book this month, make it this one!

A moving tale of star-crossed lovers, a generation betrayed by the previous one, a community caught in the cross-fire of unfulfilled dreams and ambitions, struggling within the scum pond of absolute drudgery and the bloody memories of civil war, of women with the seeds of feminism trying to escape the shackles of their ‘rightful’ place, of being enveloped in reflections and inter-twined daubs of colour dangfrous the innate need to reflect and attain enlightenment.

Quotes from Dangerous Love. However, verbless sentences Omovo makes changes bben his painting, an act which Omovo’s vision in LW, but in much more opaque terms: