Human Security in the Contemporary Society: Odia Ofeimun’s Selected Poems

Clement Eloghosa Odia


Human security is among the numerous challenges assailing developing nations in the 21st century. This paper shows that Ofeimun suggests three major aspects of human security as strategies for actualizing human survival. The three aspects that seem most to occupy Ofeimun’s imagination are food, political and environmental security. Through a number of images, they are able to express these strategies in concrete terms. This is an aspect of this poet’s craft, which does exhibit his poetic ingenuity. Therefore, the entire paper focuses on Ofeimun’s treatment of these three aspects of human security.


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