Conversely, Saro-Wiwa does not endorse her descriptions with omens of futurelessness
, thus resisting Afro-pessimistic or dystopian analyses of the country, and specifically Lagos, as a metonymy of Nigeria.
12) The Last September articulates this threat through a suggestive punning between a "featureless" day and "futurelessness
" (170, 153); a featureless futurelessness
awaits those who cannot "get outside" of their outrage.
It may well be, in fact, that the practice of the humanities and the crisis of the humanities are one and the same thing: that the humanities comprise those forms of knowledge that thrive not despite but because they place themselves in question, not despite but because they are acutely aware of the possibility of their own impossibility, not despite but because they can foresee their own finitude and futurelessness
He had just had a wonderful idea about how to cope with the terrible lonely isolation, the nightmares, the failure of all his attempts at horticulture, and the sheer futurelessness
and futility of his life here on prehistoric Earth, which was that he would go mad.