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african futurism

Call For Submissions: African futurism!

  Nnedi Okorafor defines Africanfuturism as “a sub-category of science fiction that is similar to ‘Afrofuturism’ but more deeply rooted in African culture, history, mythology, and point-of-view as it then branches into the Black diaspora, and it does not privilege or center the West.”  Here at TVO TRIBE, We believe Africanfuturism transcends science fiction. We …

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Why Literary Organisations Ask For Previously Unpublished Entries

A number of people still view publications from the stand point of what it was some years back when the only thing considered as published are those ones put down in black and white as hard copies. This would still remain the truth in the absence of evolving technology.The evolution of technology has undeniably changed …

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Poet Laureate Interviews: Meet Temitope Komolafe

I am Temitope Komolafe, a student of Medicine and Surgery in University of Ibadan. I am a very spiritual person and I believe God is and should be the integral factor in life. I write and specialize in screenwriting. I love reading and am very open to learning from everything because I have come to discover that the more we know, the more we discover how much we don’t know

religion and spirituality in african literature

Religion And Spirituality In African Literature

by Testimony Soyoye African spirituality simply acknowledges that beliefs and practices touch on and inform every facet of human life, and therefore African religion cannot be separated from the everyday or mundane.”  – Jacob Olupona. The theme of religion and spirituality in Africa has been amongst the most recurring themes in precolonial, colonial, and post-colonial …

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immigration in african literature

Immigration in African Literature: the African narrative

by Peace Osemwengie African literature may be divided into three phases: pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial. All of these phases have influenced how African literature is seen, read, and understood. These phases have also affected the various themes that are constituent to African literature. Some of these themes include immigration, government, gender equality, feminism, poverty, etc. Immigration …

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Gender and Sexuality in African Literature

by Peace Osemwengie Before Flora Nwapa wrote Efuru in 1966, there were no books in African literature that reflected the woman as a force to be reckoned with.  In the books that were written before that time, the woman was the one saddled with the duty of bearing children, nursing them, and telling them their …

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Special Tribe Feature!

TVO presents a special tribe feature on the theme:  ” Connecting Spirituality to African Literature.” As a platform that embraces African literature, it is an attempt to highlight the genesis of African literature, the propagation of spirituality in the African Literary scene, and to connect writers and readers to the root of spirituality in African …

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