Sunday, 3 September 2017

African Literature > Generic Literature

I believe as Africans, we ought to embrace every aspect of our culture, down to the littlest things. We, as Africans, tend to disregard anything that is affiliated with Africa and this has generated stereotypes that define us till this day.
African Literature to me is a form of art that deserves all the laud and appraisal it is currently not receiving.
Below is a list of reasons why African lit will forever have a special place in my heart.

  1. It is very relatable . 
  2. It depicts Africa as the giant it is and it blots out the false perception the rest of the world has about Africa.
  3. It is unconventional 
This post was inspired by Chimamanda Adichie's interview with The Atlantic, which I came across a few months ago on Brittle Paper . The award winning author's interview talks about stereotypes and what makes them problematic. The interview was designed as an animation and she did the voice-over. It was so brilliant. It's like she took the words right out of my mouth and she has such an awesome sense of humour! I swear I can listen to her voice 24/7.
If you'd like to watch the animation, you can check it out here .

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  1. African literature is my favourite type of literature hands down, I love how relatable it is. We need to do more to promote it. Thanks for sharing the link to the animation, would love to check it out. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    1. Yes, you're right. We definitely need to promote it more. Thank you for stopping by <3