African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 191

Book Review

The shared pain of a culture’s decline: A study of Femi Abodunrin’s ‘The Dancing Masquerade’

Ogungbemi Christopher Akinola
  • Ogungbemi Christopher Akinola
  • Department of English Studies and Performing Arts, University of Limpopo, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 20 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 29 July 2016
  •  Published: 31 January 2020


Abodunrin O (2003). The Dancing Masquerade, Ibadan: Dokun Publishing House. 24. ISBN: 978-36937-3-5


Abodunrin O (2008). Blackness: Culture, Ideology and Discourse, Ibadan: Dokun Publishing House. 132. ISBN: 9789783796263


Achebe C (1958).Things Fall Apart. London: Heinemann Ltd. 68. ISBN: 0-385-47454-7


Akinola O (2013). Utilisation of Theatre and Drama in Christian Worship: The Role of Drama in Nigerian Churches, TUT, Pretoria. P 32.


Balogun J (2006). The Poet as a Social Crusader: Tanure Ojaide and the Poetry of Intervention. Journal of Humanity. 2:64.


Balogun PO, Saliu SA (2015). Postcolonialism, Orature and Social Transformation in Femi Abodunrin's The Dancing Masquerade. P 2.


Bastian B, Jetten J, Ferris LJ (2014). Pain as social glue: Shared pain increases cooperation. Psychological Science 25:2079-2085.


Davidson B, (1992). The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the curse of the Nation-State, New York: Random House. 54-67. ISBN: 10-0852557000


Konnikova M (2014). Pain really does make us Gain. 


Soyinka W (1965).The Interpreters, London: Heinemann. ISBN: 9780435900762


Tembo MN (2011). Globalization and Cultural Decolonization in recent African novels - a study of Wizard of the Crow, Half of a Yellow Sun, The Dancing Masquerade and KMT: In the House of Hell, University of Malawi: Faculty of Humanities.


Wa Thiong'o, N (1977). Petals of Blood, Richmond: Dutton. ISBN: 0525178287