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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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special tribe feature

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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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.