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Osa, Osayimwense – English Journal, 1983
Compares a junior novel from the United States with one from Nigeria--Bette Greene's "Summer of My German Soldier" with Buchi Emecheta's "The Bride Price." Suggests that their similarity can inspire children from a variety of backgrounds to an awareness and appreciation of different cultures. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Osa, Osayimwense – English Journal, 1986
Takes a look at the past and present position of English in Nigeria and at its possible future directions. (EL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, English
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Puhr, Kathleen M. – English Journal, 1987
Recommends using C. Achebe's English language novel, "Things Fall Apart," in a unit on tragedy. Provides plot summary and topics for discussion of cultural values and socialization. Notes that besides illustrating character traits, themes and plot structure of the tragic genre, the novel provides an opportunity for learning Nigerian…
Descriptors: African Literature, Area Studies, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
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Iloka, Godwin – English Journal, 1979
Discusses how and why English is taught in Nigeria and presents the benefits of such instruction. (DD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Foreign Countries