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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part L

The African realism and influence in literature

Author(s): Neelam Tandon

African realism in literature refers to a style of writing that presents African life and experiences in a realistic and authentic manner, reflecting the social, economic, and political realities of African societies. It emerged in the mid-20th century as a response to colonialism and the dominant European literary traditions that misrepresented or ignored African perspectives. African writers such as Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Wole Soyinka, among others, were key figures in the development of African realism. Their works explored themes such as colonialism, identity, and the clash between traditional African values and modernity.
In addition to African realism, African literature has been influenced by a variety of cultural, social, and historical factors. These include the oral storytelling traditions of many African societies, the impact of colonialism and slavery, the struggle for independence and self-determination, and the ongoing challenges faced by African nations in the post-colonial era. African literature has had a profound impact on global literary culture, not only for its unique perspective and powerful storytelling but also for its contribution to the development of postcolonial literary theory. Today, African writers continue to produce important and influential works that explore the complexities of African life and the ongoing struggles for social justice and equality.

DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2020.v2.i3l.955

Pages: 853-856 | Views: 250 | Downloads: 85

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Neelam Tandon. The African realism and influence in literature. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(3):853-856. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2020.v2.i3l.955
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