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Ideational representation of prostitution and social meaning in Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street

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dc.contributor.author Kamalu, Ikenna
dc.contributor.author Ejezie, Blessing O
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-17T06:42:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-17T06:42:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.identifier.citation Kamalu, I. and Ejezie, B.O., 2016. Ideational representation of prostitution and social meaning in Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(2), pp.108-116. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1896
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-64d4c8132
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso journal, Volume 8 Number 2, Jan 2016, p. 108 –116 en_US
dc.description.abstract Previous studies on Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street (OBSS henceforth) have focused mainly on the thematic concerns of the text – prostitution, sex trafficking and sex slavery, without paying considerable attention to the role of language in the projection of the phenomena. This study critically examines ideation as a linguistic tool for inferring or retrieving the social meanings encoded in the text under study. This study also explores how the resources of language can be used in establishing social and power relations in discourse encounters and how their manifestation in literary discourse represents social experiences in real life situations. Working within the tenets of M.A.K. Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), this study engages in the project of using insights from critical discourse analysis (CDA) and sociolinguistics to ascertain the mental and physical state of the victims of sex slavery, the attitude of their clients, and that of other powerful social actors that inhabit the creative universe of the text under consideration. The significance of this study lies in its demonstration of how the writer’s linguistic choices bring about an understanding of the social experiences and ideology that underlie the text under study en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject prostitution en_US
dc.subject sex trafficking en_US
dc.subject sex slavery en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Chika Unigwe en_US
dc.title Ideational representation of prostitution and social meaning in Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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