In this heated political context, Green Book's historical fictionalisation
reads to some not as artistic licence, but as erasure.
In a statement issued its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, in Abuja, it noted that 'Buhari has finally overthrown constitutional governance,' adding: 'This fictionalisation
of the judiciary will not stand.'
Although in 'Thai Khusra' The Thai Transgender, the author attempts a more complex thematic engagement with the fluidity of sexuality and gender, Punjabi literary production still has a long way to go in developing a contemporary feminist aesthetic, as evinced by a controversy last year over a sexist fictionalisation
of poet Nasreen Anjum Bhatti's life in Lahore by the short story writer Nain Sukh.
In Nitesh Tiwari's "Dangal", Mahavir Singh Phogat is shown locked up in a closet by an evil coach as his protege and daughter is on her way to winning her first international medal, a complete fictionalisation
of events that never happened.
The 62-year-old, who bears a strong resemblance to the Sinn Fein deputy chief, insisted the film will stay true to the bond between the duo but admitted it will also rely on fictionalisation
since there is no recorded evidence.
Like Eyre but more so, Whittington's fame today derives mainly from his fictionalisation
, but he was renowned and popular in his own time too.
"It's a funny, bold - and at times shocking - fictionalisation
of Lenny's own story.
She cites such examples as Colin Firth being Mr Darcy, Daniel Radcliffe being Harry Potter, and the fictionalisation
of others such as tennis champions Federer and Nadal into a fictional character named Fedal.
The pair is then joined by Jitendra Kumar, who plays ' Arjun Kejriwal', a fictionalisation
of Arvind himself.
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of the First World War : Professor Gerwyn Wiliams delivers a lecture looking at how Emyr Jones remembered the war in his book, Gwaed Gwirion.
The plot is set in motion by the post-election violence of 2007 and as the plot unfolds; Owour's fictionalisation
of history carries the reader into a tumultuous vortex of human frailty, tears, blood, cruelty, corruption, and love; and above all the resilience and inextinguishable shimmer of hope that defines human life.