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By Ernest N. Emenyonu

Because the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, no unmarried phenomenon has marred the picture and improvement of Africa greater than mindless fratricidal wars which speedily the political independence of countries. This factor of African Literature at the present time is dedicated to reviews of the way African writers, as old witnesses, have dealt with the game of battle as a cataclysmic phenomenon in a number of destinations at the continent. The individuals discover the topic from various views: panoramic, local, nationwide and during comparative reports. battle has enriched modern African literature, yet at what expense to human lives, peace and the surroundings? ERNEST EMENYONU is Professor of the dep. of Africana reviews collage of Michigan-Flint. The members comprise: CHIMALUM NWANKWO, CHRISTINE MATZKE, CLEMENT A. OKAFOR, INIBONG I. UKO, OIKE MACHIKO, SOPHIE OGWUDE, MAURICE TAONEZVI VAMBE, ZOE NORRIDGE and ISIDORE DIALA. Nigeria: HEBN

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Kitaw was born. Kitaw walks on this earth, just like your Mika-el [sic]. My roots are firmly planted in Eritrea and no power can ever pull them up. So, get this straight. Eritrea no longer belongs to the Mika-els [sic], it belongs to us, (Pointing at Kitaw) to the Kitaws. (p. 291) It is initially Solomie who deflates this idea. The girl is adamant that the infant must come with them to the field, because he is her brother and only a child, guiltless of political scheming. Hiwot reinforces her view for different reasons, urging her friend not to be governed by the same bigoted opinions, but to twist them around in self-defence: ‘Take the child away from them.

Questioning the playwright confirmed the find. Renamed as Tsälot Nedhmet Hezbi Ertrea (Pray for the Safety of the Eritrean People) by an apparently unknown author, the play had been in the Asmara Research and Documentation Centre (RDC) all along, just one floor below Alemseged’s own spacious office. Anqetsi is a developmental play on meningitis written for a medical congress in 1983 and cannot be dealt with here. )’ on the Tigrinya manuscript; cf. G. Negash (1999: 181). Solomon Tsehaye however insists that the study was written in 1983, prior to Alemseged’s theatrical masterpiece, The Other War, in which he tried to realize his own critical suggestions.

Shameless people! ) What have we got here … huh? What have you hidden here? 14 The incursion into the domestic and corporeal terrain immediately translates into the occupation of the national territory. For Letiyesus, the Alemseged Tesfai’s Theatre of War 27 idea of her daughter willingly sleeping with ‘the enemy’ – a voluntary, perhaps even pleasurable, incursion – is therefore the ultimate form of treason. ‘We had no idea she would be driven to this, no idea whatever that someday she would betray her own country and people’ (p.

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