African Indigenous Intelligence Portrayed in Lonely Days: A Discourse from School Curriculum Integration Perspectives
CLAREP Journal of English and Linguistics (C-JEL)
Author: Idialu Patricia Ejiyamenmen
Institution: University of Delta
The main focus of this paper is on the appraisal of indigenous intelligence as displayed in an African prose titled Lonely Days authored by Bayo Adebowale. The paper gives a discourse on the concepts, perceptions, and empirical review on indigenous intelligence with close reference to instances in the novel. Africans living even in African forlorn societies display high level of intelligence in their day to day activities in the absence of modern technologies. African local intelligence, native knowledge and skills are not inferior to those of their western counterparts; this assertion is evidenced from the behaviour of the characters in the prose Lonely Days. On the curriculum implications of the indigenous intelligence, the paper posits that native knowledge and skills like resilience, mental health, physical fitness, dignity of labour and life coping skills be harnessed, preserved and transmitted through the school curriculum. The refashioning of indigenous knowledge into the school curriculum and the integrating of native skills with digital compliance is highly recommended.
ISBN: 978-3-96203-247-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-96203-248-7 (PDF)