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Back to the Motherland: Ola Rotimi's The Gods Are Not To Blame

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads Ola Rotimi's The Gods are Not to Blame as an allegory of colonization and decolonization and revises the established reading of the play as a representation of the Nigerian Civil ... More


The Curse of the Canon: Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not To Blame

Michael Simpson

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 1968, at the onset of the most traumatic phase of the civil war in post-colonial Nigeria, Ola Rotimi staged a production of his new play The Gods Are Not To Blame, which is, amongst other things, ... More


Missed Call: The Smartphone and Job Creation

Ravi Agrawal

in India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In the summer of 2015, the government of Uttar Pradesh began putting out advertisements looking for “peons”—the local term for low-ranking office helpers. ... More


Introduction

April J. Mayes

in The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049199
eISBN:
9780813050041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049199.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The introduction provides an overview of the chapters and situates the present study in conversation within three separate historiographies: the “nueva ola” generation of Dominican historians who ... More


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