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  1. Nigerian literature

    Nigerian literature may be roughly defined as the literary writing by citizens of the nation of Nigeria for Nigerian readers, addressing Nigerian issues. This encompasses writers in a number of languages, including not only English but Igbo, Urhobo, Yoruba, and in the northern part of the county Hausa and Nupe. More broadly, it includes British Nigerians, Nigerian Americans and other members of the African diaspora. Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe is one of the milestones in African literature. Other post-colonial authors have won numerous accolades, including the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to Wole Soyinka in 1986, and the Booker Prize, awarded to Ben Okri in 1991 for The Famished Road. Nigerians are also well represented among recipients of the Caine Prize and Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.


  1. nigerian literature

    Nigerian literature refers to the body of written works that are produced by Nigerian authors or those of Nigerian descent. It encompasses various genres such as novels, plays, poetry, and essays, and reflects the diverse cultural, historical, and social experiences of the Nigerian people. Nigerian literature often explores themes such as colonialism, post-colonialism, cultural identity, social injustice, political struggles, and the challenges faced by individuals and communities in Nigeria. It has gained global recognition and has played a significant role in shaping African literature as a whole.


  1. Nigerian literature

    Nigeria has produced many prolific writers. Many have won accolades for their work, including Daniel O. Fagunwa, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, Elechi Amadi and Ben Okri. Soyinka, a Yoruba native speaker writing mainly in English, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature, becoming the first African Literature Nobel Prize Winner. Critically acclaimed writers of a younger generation include Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ikenna Uchechi Ogbonna, Expertsonike Groups, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Helen Oyeyemi, Nnedi Okorafor, Kachi A. Ozumba, Echezonachukwu Nduka, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Chika Unigwe, Ayo Sogunro, and Wol-vriey.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigerian literature in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigerian literature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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