DOMINIQUE BEDIAKO Visual Elements in the Poetry of Some Nsukka Artists· N RECENT TIMES, there has been an increasing, though not entirely new, I demand to study African literature not based on Western theories but on Afri can concepts of the arts. I use the plural here because in African societies the arts are usually not categorized as different disciplines, to be inspected separately and individually. As Anthonia Kalu observes, Even though most research on African life and experience continues to find that Afri can communities link all aspects of existence and practice in coherent and consistent patterns, it has not been necessary to explore the possibilities of an African literature that emanates, at least in part, from a holistic African arts tradition because most of the literature is written in non-African languages whose cultures do not espouse this unity among disciplines. Further, that which is perceived as authentie African art has also assumed more responsibility for the traditional, alienating it from African literature. Ibis disconnection presents contemporary African literature as a colonizing tool and obscures its place within African oral narrative traditions? I "Intricate fabric" is an expression Ada Obi Udechukwu uses to describe the interweaving of her
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Published: Dec 7, 2002
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