Osonye Tess Onwueme (born September 8, 1955) is a Nigerian playwright, scholar and poet, who rose to prominence writing plays with themes of social justice, culture, and the environment. In 2010, she became the University Professor of Global Letters, following her exceptional service as Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity and English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. She has won several international awards, including: the prestigious Fonlon-Nichols award (2009), the Phyllis Wheatley/Nwapa award for outstanding black writers (2008), the Martin Luther King, Jr./Caeser Chavez Distinguished Writers Award (1989/90), the Distinguished Authors Award (1988), and the Association of Nigerian Authors Drama Prize which she has won several times with plays like The Desert Encroaches (1985), Tell It To Women (1995), Shakara: Dance-Hall Queen (2001), Then She Said it (2003), among numerous honors and international productions of her drama. Through her plays, she is able to use the theater as a medium to showcase historically silenced views such as African Women, and shedding more light on African life. She sustains her advocacy for the global poor and youth, along with the experiences and concerns of the (African) Diaspora in her creative work. In 2007, the US State Department appointed her to the Public Diplomacy Speaker Program for North, East, and West India. The 2009 Tess International Conference: Staging Women, Youth, Globalization, and Eco-Literature, which was exclusively devoted to the author's work was successfully held by international scholars in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, following the Fonlon-Nichols award to the dramatist. She is regarded as one of the band of more important Africann Tess Onwueme’s play Tell It To Women, we travel back to a Nigerian village in postcolonial Africa. The story enlightens the audience about the dichotomy of traditionalism versus modernism and the ways in which different…
“Generally, the narrative system of [Tess of the d’Urbervilles]--that is, the system of episodes--is a series of accidents and coincidences [...] the accidentalism and coincidentalism in the narrative pattern of the book stand, thus, in perfectly orderly correlation with the grounding mystery of the physically concrete and natural.”
• The serial nature of Tess illustrates the randomness of human nature. Human life progresses in an unsteady and disjointed path. Hardy uses the detached…
Day ( Daniel Alton wing )
Tess and Day were watching Day’s family from far away, making sure that they were okay while soldiers were doing the plague check to every house in the street, then Day could sneak some food to his family. However, something went wrong, the soldier sprayed an “X” with a vertical line on his family’s house.
Momentary happiness of Tess
In chapter XVI of Tess, this description creates an image of happiness and hope of Tess: “Either the change in the quality of the air from heavy to light, or the sense of being amid new scenes where there were no invidious eyes upon her, sent up her spirits wonderfully. Her hopes mingles with the sunshine in an idea photosphere which surrounded her as she bounded along against the soft south wind. She heard a pleasant voice in every breeze, and in every…
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How cultures see each other
The aim of this project is to collect comments made by travellers, now and in the past, about the way people behave in other countries or cultures.
These comments are stored in a database which is freely available for those interested in exploring the ways that we see people from other countries, the ways in which behaviour may vary…
“Organisational culture comprises the deep, basic assumptions and beliefs, as well as the share values that define organisation membership, as well as the members' habitual way of making decisions....”
According to the quotation above, the definitions of organisation are as various as cultures existing in the society. one of it was defined by Schein in 1992, he said that culture is a pattern of basic assumptions which the members in group learn about external adaptation and internal integration…
his novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles in 1891, and due to the lewd content of the novel-unaccepted for the time period- uproar was unleashed amongst members of Victorian society. This wave of controversy was intentional on Hardy’s part, as he wrote his fictional characters and their actions to symbolize how truly “blighted” society is. Through his characters, Hardy showcases societal issues: in doing so he intends to motivate readers to solve these problems. A recurrent issue presented in Tess of the D’Ubervilles…
Culture Video Discussion
Identify the differences between race and culture. Discuss the distinctions between the two.
Race can be define as an outward appearance, and culture would be things that you value like your spirituality. Race cannot be changed, but as for culture your race can be white but if you are brought up in a black environment your culture would not be the same as someone who grew up in a white household.
Why are these…
Culture is one of the most difficult concepts to be defined because it deals with diverse aspects on many individual activities. It consists of values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that people acquire by growing up in a particular place and their interaction with their environments. Humans shape their culture throughout time and history which creates the capability of changing individuals, which is how social changes change from generation to generation. Ultimately, culture helps us make…
The Comparison between Jane Eyre and Tess
Jane Eyre and Tess, two famous literary characters in the Victorian Period, there are many similarities and diversities between them. It is very helpful to do the paper work through studying theirs similarities and diversities.
4.1 The Comparison of theirs Background
In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the heroine’s family was very poor, and she lost both of her parents when she is very young, then she became an orphan girl and had to living rely…
In Tess Onwueme’s play Tell It To Women, we travel back to a Nigerian village in postcolonial Africa. The story enlightens the audience about the dichotomy of traditionalism versus modernism and the ways in which different cultures interact. It ends by revealing the true meaning of culture; the real quality in a society that arises from a passion for what is excellent in arts, manners, and customs. Overall, the play discusses the role of women within this Nigerian village and largely examines the…