"Song of Lawino" Analytical Essay by lisabona

"Song of Lawino"
Commentary and analysis of the book by Okot p'Bitek.
# 57016 | 777 words | 0 sources | 2005
Published on Mar 20, 2005 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains how the book is based on the contrasts, including Western-African cultures, man-woman relationships and views, wishes for a better life and the constant fight for the survival of the old lifestyle. The readers are presented with these ideas through the two main characters, Lawino and Ocol. They are husband and wife, and they belong to the same Acoli tribe. It discusses how the differences between these two cause a disagreement that cannot be solved easily.

From the Paper:

"Okot p'Bitek's Song of Lawino is an interesting book full of detailed descriptions of the African culture, customs and traditions. It is a great source for anyone who's interested in the life of African tribes, yet for a usual reader like me, the Song of Lawino was a little annoying to read. There are a lot of ideas Western people would not agree with."

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