CHRIS NWAMUO’S THE PRISONERS AND THE SQUEEZE AS REFLECTIONS OF A NATION IN DIRE NEED OF LEADERSHIP ATTITUDINAL RE-ORIENTATION: A DIALOGIC APPROACH

Uwem Affiah, Joel Anom

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This study on “Chris Nwamuo’s The Prisoners and The Squeeze as reflections of a nation in dire need of leadership attitudinal re-orientation: a dialogic approach”, examines the worrying and vexed problem of the failure of political leadership in Nigeria. Using the theory of dialogism to interrogate and challenge political leadership in Nigeria, the study opines that manifestations of failed political leadership, such as unemployment, poverty, mismanagement, social injustice, oppression etc., as seen in the plays are symptomatic of a lack of patriotism on the part of the leaders. The study opines that a change in the attitudes of the elites, which will see to the emergence of patriotic leadership is the panacea needed to maximize the nation’s human and natural resources potentials towards a better society.

 

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reflections, attitudinal, re-orientation, patriotism, unpatriotic, dialogism, dire need, change

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