Influence of teachers Preparedness on Lower Primary School Pupil’s Performance in Coprological Imagery and Dystopia in Amma Darko’s Faceless and Vincent Egbuson’s Womandela
Keywords:dysfunctionality, dystopia, postcolonial, Scatology
The dysfunctionality of postcolonial African political superstructures adversely affects the family and the subaltern layer of society. Independence has turned into mere change of baton where African political oligarchs turned their countries into personal possessions. This facilitated the institutionalization of corruption and mediocrity in all facets of existence. As personal possessions, countries are stripped of their innocence, wealth, national and natural resources brazenly and with bestial impunity. Thus, with the colossal decay in the superstructure, the entrails of society is ruptured, the sanctity of the family, the centre of human socialization is punctured – thus the spilling of social maggots into the streets who constitute the populace of the underworld. In the novels, Faceless, and Womandela it is argued that the novelists capture a generation of Africans lost in the stinking entrails of Accra’s and Namuhjeria’s underworlds with graphic lucidity. The repugnancy of the gloomy and God-forsaken world of shacks and shanties are laid bare before the world. The study concluded that the adoption of Coprological or scatological realism as means of representing sociological decadence and stasis in post colonial African is a function of the gargantuan failure of the political class to harness the national and natural resources of Africa in a bid to placing the continent on the path of true progress and regeneration.
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