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Article Number - 139B4D747771


Vol.5(9), pp. 250 - 256 , November 2014
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0442
ISSN: 2141-2626



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Migration, disillusionment and diasperic experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and a Life Elsewhere



Ugwanyi Dele Maxwell
  • Ugwanyi Dele Maxwell
  • Department of English and Literary Studies, Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu, Nigeria.
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 Received: 12 April 2014  Accepted: 15 September 2014  Published: 30 November 2014

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This paper ‘Migration, Disillusionment and Diasperic Experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and A Life Elsewhere’ centres on the issues that have defined Nigerian migrants abroad. The paper seeks to identify the various regrets that have attended Nigerians’ quest for greener pastures abroad. It also focuses on the abandonment syndrome that has characterized the lives of Nigerian professionals abroad. Many Nigerian professionals have abandoned their more lucrative jobs in Nigeria only to go and take dehumanizing and degrading jobs simply because they want to live abroad. This paper also highlights the illusions that have made this move a worthless effort. The various negative tales of the migrants are discussed to validate the assertion that there is no place like home.

Key words: Migration, diaspora, abroad, home, displacement, loneliness.

 

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APA Ugwanyi, D. M. (2014). Migration, disillusionment and diasperic experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and a Life Elsewhere. International Journal of English and Literature, 5(9), 250 - 256.
Chicago Ugwanyi Dele Maxwell. "Migration, disillusionment and diasperic experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and a Life Elsewhere." International Journal of English and Literature 5, no. 9 (2014): 250 - 256.
MLA Ugwanyi Dele Maxwell. "Migration, disillusionment and diasperic experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and a Life Elsewhere." International Journal of English and Literature 5.9 (2014): 250 - 256.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJEL2014.0442
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJEL/article-abstract/139B4D747771

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