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Masters Thesis | Languages and Literature | Kenya | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
The Absurdity of Love as Presented in the Name of Our Fathers and a Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
Stephen Onchwati | Dr. Anne Ajulu-Okungu | Dr. Esther K. Mbithi
Abstract: This paper investigates the absurdity of love in two novels: In the Name of our Fathers by Abdirazak Y. Osman and A Sunday at the pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche. It endeavours to analyse two major ideas, absurdity and romance in these primary texts. There is a convergence between love and romance semantically, thus this study employs the two words interchangeably ? to convey the same meaning. Absurdity, as a phenomenon, is discussed in two sections as a progressive theory: absurdity in the novel as a genre and absurdity of love in these two primary texts. On romance, the study discusses the characteristics of romance novels in relation to absurdity. The study uses the theory of the absurd to analyse the parallel romantic relationships in the two primary texts. It also employs a qualitative research methodology with textual analysis as the major method of data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Primary data is drawn through close reading of the two primary texts. The data collected from the two primary texts will be classified in relation to the study?s anticipated chapters. Secondary data will be collected from related books, projects, theses, critics, scholarly journals from both print and the Internet. In the conclusion, the outcomes of the research will be discussed and areas of further study outlined. It is expected that this research will develop new perspectives in the prism of romance and hence contribute to the already vast knowledge that the world is aware of.
Keywords: absurdity, Dash, diraa, formula, influence, romantic love
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 15 - 17