The Effectiveness of Using Non Standard English as a Technique in Writing Fiction Basing on Ken Saro-wiwa’s Sozaboy and Brian Chikwava’s Harare North.
This studyexamines the effectiveness of using non Standard English as a technique in writing fictional works. The study is based on two novels written by African writers Ken Saro-wiwa’s Sozaboy and Brian Chikwava’s Harare North. In this study I argue, basing on the findings on the effectiveness of using the technique,that non Standard English to write fiction has benefitted the two writers in different ways, but most importantly, it has brought variety into African literature, apart from enhancing originality and creating humour. The study explores critical works on this technique and on the two novels from all cornersof the world, andalsoprovides evidence from the two texts and other secondary texts to support these arguments.