The Dawn Journal

The Dawn Journal

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  • Publisher: Rajesh Bojan
  • Country of publisher: india
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2019/Oct/27

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This journal has '21' articles

A DIRECTOR’S DEATH IN PLAY PRODUCTION: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LEOPARD OF KALAMA

A DIRECTOR’S DEATH IN PLAY PRODUCTION: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LEOPARD OF KALAMA

Authors: Rudolph Kansese
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Directing is an art where the individual involved or director takes charge of the process of play production in a theatre, with the view of achieving success during the performance or performances. The intention of the paper is to examine the harrowing experience of a director during play production which incidentally interfere with his vision; upsetting his directorial approach or concept. The research is based on a personal directing experience of the play, “The Leopard of Kalama” written by Akpos Adesi. Materials gathered from literature are used to validate the discontentment of the director during his sad experience. In the production of “The Leopard of Kalama”, the director went through a number of incidents with personnel in charge of the different arts of the theatre including the producer. Such incidents unfortunately undermined his artistic competence and marred the production. In the same way, directors with similar episodes suffer terminal setback and deflation of self-esteem. This invariably creates an ambience of death in their craft.

Keywords: directing, play production, Leopard of Kalama, The Dawn Journal
THE DISCOURSE STRUCTURE OF BOOK REVIEWS IN GHANAIAN NEWSPAPERS, 1950-2006 

THE DISCOURSE STRUCTURE OF BOOK REVIEWS IN GHANAIAN NEWSPAPERS, 1950-2006 

Authors: Gordon Adika
Year: 2013, Volume: 2, Number: 1
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Over the past several years there has been a remarkable scholarly interest in the book review genre in the Euro-American academic world: its prototypicality and variations across disciplines, cultures, and time. Just like western scholars, among the community of African scholars resident in Africa, the book review plays a significant role in scholarly interactions. In Ghana, for instance, where the academic book publishing industry has become vibrant the book review plays an essential role in announcing new knowledge. However, investigations into the structure and possible cross-cultural variations of the genre in a non-native English context such as Ghana’s appear non-existent. This study extends research on book reviews to a non-native English context in order to investigate cross-cultural variations relevant to the genre. The study describes and accounts for the range and variability of sub-functions within the four-move structure originally devised by Motta Roth, and further explores the extent to which the social, political and cultural dynamics of the Ghanaian community have shaped the rhetorical moves made in the reviews. 

Keywords: Discourse Structure, Ghana, Newspapers, The Dawn Journal
 A REVIEW OF CHARLES EBEREONWU’S LOST LAUREL

 A REVIEW OF CHARLES EBEREONWU’S LOST LAUREL

Authors: Saviour Agoro
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Mr. Charles Ebereonwu the novelist whose work is reviewed in the following pages is following in the noble tradition and practice of those who have learnt to write out of interest as they discovered their talent in the creative domain. It is always precarious to traverse an unknown path. But no one would do anything new without embracing the element of risk which is always associated with everything in life. It is good that our writer is not intimidated to embark on the journey of learning how to become a novelist. Since writing is a very solitary business, by this review we intend to celebrate the many hours of solitude our author spent in the course of producing this work. 

Keywords: Charles Ebereonwu, review, Agoro, The Dawn Journal
 

 

Authors: Kontein Trinya
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Keywords: MUSICAL PARADIGMS, APARTHEID POETRY, Dennis Brutus, The Dawn Journal
HOW DO WE LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE? 

HOW DO WE LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE? 

Authors: Arun Behera
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols used by a social group. It may be either spoken or written. Every human being uses a language to communicate to other members of the society (s)he is a part of. While we acquire our mother tongues (L1), we learn the other language(s). Linguists talk of several approaches to language learning process, more prominent approaches being grammar-translation, direct, audio-lingual and contrastive analysis. Similarly, four of the major skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing (LSRW) are also involved in language learning process. Our learning an additional language enriches and helps us build a communication rapport with a larger society or social group. 

Keywords: Language, language learning, The Dawn Journal
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY: AFRICA AND THE DIASPORIC EXPERIENCE 

LITERATURE AND IDENTITY: AFRICA AND THE DIASPORIC EXPERIENCE 

Authors: Benedict Binebai
Year: 2013, Volume: 2, Number: 1
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Literature across ages and continents have functioned as the embodiment and interpreter of a peoples’ culture, a conveyor of a people’s language as well as their philosophy, politics, psychology and national character. This is essentially a literary tradition influenced by the search for our roots. Literature whether cast in the mode of agitation, negotiation or based on historical reconstruction or mythological recreation has a touch of identity. That quest for distinctiveness makes literature an epistemological body for contest and negotiation and as a carrier of eccentricity. Across the world, works have been written based on peoples’ culture. Thus, using the post colonialism theory, this paper investigates the dialectical link between literature and identity in Africa and the diaspora. It argues that literature across generic boundaries is a fundamental indicator of identity. Moreover that literature is empowered by identity as identity can also be empowered by literature. The paper concludes that the symbiotic relationship between literature and identity is a fundamental linkage to national and racial heritage. 

Keywords: diaspora, identity, Literature, The Dawn Journal
RURAL WOMEN IN PEACE-BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: THE CASE OF GBARAIN-EKPETIAMA WOMEN IN BAYELSA STATE 

RURAL WOMEN IN PEACE-BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: THE CASE OF GBARAIN-EKPETIAMA WOMEN IN BAYELSA STATE 

Authors: Ambily Etekpe
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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The commencement of the Gbarain-Ubie integrated oil and gas project (NLNG) in Gbarain-Ekpetiama Clans in 2005 was to equally bring about the positive transformation of the 47 host communities in Bayelsa and some parts of Rivers State. Accordingly, the parties entered into a global memorandum of understanding (GMoU) in April 2006 to establish nine programmes and projects, but SPDC reneged, leading to series of agitations that eventually resulted in the “rural women revolt” in May 2010. The NLNG was shut down for three weeks. This made the state government and SPDC to sue for peaceful resolution on May 18, 2010, where it was agreed that SPDC faithfully implement the tenets of the GMoU. The study applied David Easton’s theory of “post-behavioural revolution”, and adopted the “participant observation” method to examine the need for rural women to reinvigorate tested indigenous knowledge in peace-building and development in the male dominated vocation. The paper discussed how the revolt unveiled several lessons, including the need for dialogue, adherence to the tenets of GMoU, and swift response of government and SPDC to forestall escalation. It then recommends the sustenance of the micro-credit scheme to continue to impact positively on the rural communities. 

Keywords: PEACE-BUILDING, development, GBARAIN, WOMEN IN BAYELSA, The Dawn Journal
ART CRITICISM, PATRONAGE AND THE ARTIST’S CREATIVE WILL

ART CRITICISM, PATRONAGE AND THE ARTIST’S CREATIVE WILL

Authors: Augustine Emiemokumo
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Generally, art criticism and patronage are seen to have contributed tremendously to the positive development of the visual arts. While this is true, it has in one way or the other, influenced the artist, thereby placing limitations on him, stifling his creative potential, his individuality. This fact, because of its subtle nature, is not easily recognized by many. This paper, therefore, throws light on how the role of the art critic and patron interferes with the creative freedom of the artist. A survey of the available information reveals the extent of the problem. Based on the findings that the critic and patron equally pose a problem, the paper has pointed out some ways which if the artist must follow, shall be of benefit to him.

Keywords: Art Criticism, patronage, creative freedom, The Dawn Journal
TED HUGHES’ ANIMAL POEMS: AN EMBODIMENT OF VIOLENCE OR VITALITY?

TED HUGHES’ ANIMAL POEMS: AN EMBODIMENT OF VIOLENCE OR VITALITY?

Authors: Sheikh Hasan
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Ted Hughes, a leading contemporary British poet appears to explore, through his creative and poetic imagination, the intensity of archaic energies largely in animal world. He is commonly termed “animal poet” as he composed a significant number of animal poems, expressing his strong interest in animal life. While his contemporaries were committed to “the Movement” and kept articulating angst, anger, negation, narcissism, morbidity, and frustration in their verses, Hughes produced elegant poems of versatile animal world. His poems are expressive of archetypal energy and spontaneous vitality though he is sometimes accused of composing verses of violence. In this essay we will analyse a few of his animal poems to underscore his poetic vivacity which essentially connotes a number of relevant issues of human world. Contemporary issues of Britain can of course be located in his poems, but those obviously go beyond his time and visit and revisit many decades ahead of his life. While exploring Hughes’ poems, we will attempt to attend few issues like why he is found interested in violent energy in animal world and how far his violent imagery expresses vibrant vivacity in his poems. Above all, we will focus on the relevance of reading Hughes’ poems in an era of military might, multi-numbered mutilations, unbound terrors, and all-encompassing violence. 

Keywords: Animal Poetry, Ted Hughes, Violence, Violent Imagery, The Dawn Journal
FOOD AND HEALTH STATUS OF SCHEDULED TRIBES IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

FOOD AND HEALTH STATUS OF SCHEDULED TRIBES IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Authors: PULLA RAO
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 1
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Ecologically, the tribal households are far from homogenous; they display a diversity of high order. The areas of tribal concentration have been generally described as the forest and hilly areas of the country. Their ignorance and the long- sightedness of the money lenders play with the tribal lives. With less income they take less nutrient food and it leads to health problems among scheduled tribals. This paper addresses the food and health status of scheduled tribes in the study area. Expenditure on food takes the major share of expenditure followed by paying interest on loans and medical care. The average intake of food items in the sample population of Visakhapatnam District is not up to the suggested level. This malnutrition may be one of the causes for their high disease prevalence in the study area. The disease prevalence rate for females in the total sample is around 28 per cent. Malaria and general fevers are widely prevalent in the study areas. Most of the scheduled tribes do not agree to take modern medicine (Allopathy), and they are reluctant to accept it. Most of the women did not consult doctors when they need. In this regard, the government should initiate the tribals the importance of the medical care.  

Keywords: Food, Health Status, Scheduled Tribes, Visakhapatnam District, The Dawn Journal
YOU CAN SPEAK IN ENGLISH WITH ÉLAN: A REVIEW

YOU CAN SPEAK IN ENGLISH WITH ÉLAN: A REVIEW

Authors: Tripti Mund
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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 In today’s world of globalization pronouncing a word correctly is as important as using correct syntax. People understand how embarrassing it could be if a word mispronounced means something else. It may lead to unexpectedly awful results. You Can Speak in English with élan can help those readers who want to improve their pronunciation. Dr. Arun Behera, the author of the text has put in all his efforts to make this a reader friendly book. Yes it is reader friendly with easily conceivable and lucid words used. It is 130 pages slim book yet healthy enough to enrich its readers.

Keywords: Elan, English, The Dawn Journal
EXILE AND CULTURAL ALIENATION IN ANITA DESAI’S BYE- BYE BLACKBIRD - AN ANALYSIS 

EXILE AND CULTURAL ALIENATION IN ANITA DESAI’S BYE- BYE BLACKBIRD - AN ANALYSIS 

Authors: Brinda Shree
Year: 2013, Volume: 2, Number: 1
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The essay as an article seeks to explore the complexities and the dilemma of the immigrants in Exile literature by focusing upon its attraction, repulsion and their exploitation by the vested interests. The study shows how Indian diasporic literature novelists like Anita Desai has chartered this very crisis tormenting the sensitive soul of immigrants. The essay also attempts to highlight, through an authentic study of the novel Bye-Bye Blackbird, how Desai has delineated the problems and plights of exile and the diasporic individuals caught in the crisis of a changing society. Through Desai’s innovative approach compelling drama and masterful style the essay tries to capture the confusions and conflicts of the exiles and shows how her novel Bye-Bye Blackbird simultaneously pictures a holistic view of the Exile literature and the Indian Diasporic literature. The purpose of this paper is to serve as an introduction and inducement to the study of Exile literature. This paper proposes to present a broad outline to Anita Desai’s novel Bye- Bye Blackbird.

Keywords: exile, alienation, The Dawn Journal
A COMMUNICATIVE STUDY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS IN GHANA

A COMMUNICATIVE STUDY OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS IN GHANA

Authors: Philip Arthur, Mercy Fumi, Martin
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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A common phenomenon of global interest is advertisement. The Ghanaian media is replete with all kinds of advertisements ranging from education, through social issues to business. It is in lis-tening to some of these advertisements that my appetite was whipped to look at their linguistic make up. This paper examines closely the linguistic structures and strategies that are employed by the advertiser to persuade potential users of their goods and services. The study reveals that advertisers employ various styles including dialogues, straight forward presentation, repetition, jingles, catch-phrases, superlative adjectives and pattern repetition in persuading their audience to use their products and services. 

Keywords: advertisement, Ghanaian media, linguistic structures, advertisers, The Dawn Journal
MODERNISM AS A FAILED UTOPIA: A POSTCOLONIAL CRITIQUE OF WOLE SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN AND NGUGI WA THIONG’O AND NGUGI WA MIRII’S, I WILL MARRY WHEN I WANT

MODERNISM AS A FAILED UTOPIA: A POSTCOLONIAL CRITIQUE OF WOLE SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN AND NGUGI WA THIONG’O AND NGUGI WA MIRII’S, I WILL MARRY WHEN I WANT

Authors: Etop Akwang
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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Ever since becoming a hegemonic cultural project erected on the foundations of self-acclaimed Western cultural legitimizations or superiority, modernism has been fiercely criticized for failing in its civilizing mission in Africa and in the introduction of corruption. African literature, especially its modern dramatic expressions, internalizes many examples and instances of the failure of the modernist project, with the ascendancy of poverty and/or deprivation, and the cultural and spatial domination of Africa and Africans. Of the lot, Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Ngugi wa Mirii’s I Will Marry When I Want have been selected as thesis plays that provide explications on the status of modernism as a failed utopia. Our study relies on in-depth textual analysis pinioned on the cultural theory of Postcolonialism. 

Keywords: modernism, FAILED UTOPIA, WOLE SOYINKA, Ngugi wa Thiong’o
 BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MULTICULTURALISM AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

 BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MULTICULTURALISM AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Authors: Deepika Nelson, Julia Devardhi
Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Number: 2
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The needs of the 21st century demand a citizenry that is culturally sensitive and internationally focused, with an orientation toward the future rather than the past. Every child is born with a language acquisition device having innate properties that plays a role in acquiring knowledge of language. As Whorfian hypothesis goes, it is the conceptual categorization of the world that is determined by the structure of the language. According to C. Andrade, the Cultural Anthropologist, ‘the cultures have consensual domains having cognitive schemas that are inter-subjectively shared by social groups.’(as quoted in Manjali, 1998). These are throughout and forever reconstituted by cultural blending and children learning a second or a foreign language have to deal with the absence of similar cognitive domains. The article reviews research on the level for learning a language, the assets of multiculturalism and second language acquisition, the problems that arise from lack of recognition for other languages and cultures, the ways to change current language education, and the integration of international language policies. 

Keywords: multiculturalism, Second language acquisition, language policies, The Dawn Journal

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