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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

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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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.

RECALLING OUR STORIES

Recalling Our Forgotten Stories: Africa’s Oral Tradition

by Damola Oluwemimo  Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication wherein knowledge, art, ideas, and cultural material is received, preserved, and transmitted orally from one generation to another. This is done mainly through speeches or songs that include folktales, ballads, chants/praises, prose, and even verses. This made it possible for a …

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Dear Nigeria: Our Independence Day Stories

Dear Nigeria, I come bearing gifts as you mark yet another year to celebrate your freedom Freedom from the shackles of colonialism From the chains of oppression From the shadows of divisions Division of work, one may think but that’s not it. You celebrate your disentanglement from the shadows of division, that which held you …

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