African Authors

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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gender and sexuality

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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November: Why African Narratives Change

TVO TRIBE presents an open call for articles, poems, personal accounts, photos, etc on the community’s theme for November;  Why African Narratives Change. This is a pursuance to see the evolutionary nature and design of African stories and Storytellers. All contributors are therefore required to submit works that relate to this theme. PLEASE NOTE THE …

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African Authors: Our Stories Have Been Told Truthfully (1)

by Testimony Soyoye The African story is the story of Africa’s true identity. It is the story about our culture, norms, traditions, and heritage. Several male African authors in their different ways have projected Africa to the global audience through their writings. This has helped our stories to be told in the proper African way …

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Africans in diaspora

Africans In Diaspora: Are They The Same As Us?

Of Greek origin, the term ‘diaspora’ translates to ‘scattering’ or ‘dispersal.’ The African diaspora may therefore be used to encapsulate people of African ancestry dispersed or scattered from their home continent to other parts of the world either through forced removal or voluntary migration, and the progeny of the dispersed born in their new places of settlement. In essence, the African diaspora is made up of the offspring of those who were forcefully removed from their home and taken to other places as slaves centuries ago – historical diaspora – and those who have migrated from Africa in search of better opportunities – contemporary or new diaspora.