oa Lagos Notes and Records - Creativity as celebrations of joy and pain: David Diop's "Africa" and the Semiotisation of History
|Article Title||Creativity as celebrations of joy and pain: David Diop's "Africa" and the Semiotisation of History|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||126 - 137|
|Keyword(s)||Communicative investigation, Linguistic, Metaphor of creativity, Peirciean Semiotic paradigm, Principles, Socio-political experiences and Structural analysis|
The conjuration of history as a metaphor of creativity in African literary writings represents a seminal reconstruction of the intensity of the collective experiences of the continent, a re-living of its joys and pains. The creative enterprise and the culture of its actualisation in African literary experience to a large extent signify the expression and celebration of the joys and pains of its history.
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