War and Absurdity: Reading Manifestations of Trauma in Uwem Akpan’s “Luxurious Hearses”

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dc.contributor.author Okolocha, H.O.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-10T15:30:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-10T15:30:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 0855-1502
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/7827
dc.description.abstract This essay examines the circumstances of Jubril, Chief Ukongo and Colonel Usenetok, three casualties of Sharia war fleeing to safety in Uwem Akpan’s short story, “Luxurious Hearses” in her collection, Say You’re One of Them (2008). The paper particularly identifies the loss of personhood that afflicts these individuals as a result of war; that loss of self that manifests itself in absurdity. Akpan paints poignant and convincing pictures of the horrors of war, of the physical and mental dislocation of individuals in a war situation. This paper finds that for those caught up in the throes of war or conflict, life has one basic meaning – physical survival. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Legon Journal of the Humanities, University of Ghana en_US
dc.title War and Absurdity: Reading Manifestations of Trauma in Uwem Akpan’s “Luxurious Hearses” en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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