INSIGHTS INTO CREATIVITY AND SKILL ACQUISITION THROUGH EDUCATION IN LITERATURE: A STUDY OF CHINUA ACHEBE’S “THERE WAS A COUNTRY” AND CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S “HALF OF A YELLOW SUN”  

Authors

  • Chukwu Bridget Ifunanya Department of English Education, School of Languages, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Dr. Ezeoliaku, Udoka Euphemia Department of Igbo Education, School of Languages, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Dr. Ijeoma Ugwuanyi Department of English Education, School of Languages, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Okoye, Francisca Department of Igbo Education, School of Languages, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria

Abstract

Education stands as a crucial factor in Nigeria’s quest for socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation. This paper explores the transformative role of education in Nigeria, with a focus on its capacity to accelerate creativity and skill acquisition for poverty eradication. Drawing insights from Chinua Achebe’s “There was a country” and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of Yellow Sun”. The paper delves into the portrayal of education as a catalyst for empowerment and social change. Through thorough analysis of these texts, supplemented by discussions on the current state of education in Nigeria and potential reform initiatives, the paper highlights the importance of investing in education to unlock the nations potential. By prioritizing education and addressing key challenges, Nigeria can harness the power of knowledge to drive sustainable development and create opportunities for its citizens.

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Published

2024-07-08

How to Cite

Chukwu Bridget Ifunanya, Dr. Ezeoliaku, Udoka Euphemia, Dr. Ijeoma Ugwuanyi, & Okoye, Francisca. (2024). INSIGHTS INTO CREATIVITY AND SKILL ACQUISITION THROUGH EDUCATION IN LITERATURE: A STUDY OF CHINUA ACHEBE’S “THERE WAS A COUNTRY” AND CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S “HALF OF A YELLOW SUN”  . BW Academic Journal, 1(2), 110–115. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/2077