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This essay is concerned with genres of Literature and their relevance to society. The author carries out a mini review of various literary works showing how many authors or critics have stake in human life at socio-cultural, economic and political levels. The author uses mainly interpretive literary analysis with particular emphasis on some literary generic elements viz characters and themes affecting them in each genre. Going through a section of authors from both African and Western cultures, the author brings the reader to understand how Literature and society are intertwined as they need each other.
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