oa Lagos Notes and Records - Creativity as celebrations of joy and pain: David Diop's "Africa" and the Semiotisation of History

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



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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