Africans and the Power of Socio-Cultural Belief: To Break or to Keep the Status Quo? Analysis of Emmy Unuja Idegu’s the Legendary InikpiJournal: Sumerianz Journal of Education, Linguistics and Literature (Vol.3, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2020-12-08
Authors : Maina Ouarodima; Ibrahim Oumarou;
Page : 270-276
Keywords : Belief system; Sacrifice; Ancestors; Oracle; Culture.;
Every single society has its dos and don'ts, and African is not an exception. What is more, Africans are strongly attached to their socio-cultural beliefs. However, as time is dynamic, there is need toreflect on the context of situation to evaluate our tradition.Thus, The Legendary Inikpi, the play under discussion, does not only serve as a central source to enable the readers find outhow African societies hold on to their religious beliefs and practices as part of their cultural identities, but also serves as a media tool that calls Africans for a change of attitude. The author considershuman sacrifice as a murder.To redirect the mentality towards certain religious practices such as human sacrifice, Emmy Unuja is able to create a female character named Daughter whose role is to convince people for a change of mentality. If we want African societies to move forwards, it is high time people change their mentality for the better.
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