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Resistant Creativity: A Survey of the Tradition of Struggle in the Black Art and Literature
Konaté Siendou
Département d’anglais Université de Cocody à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Email : siendouk@fulbrightmail.org

Abstract: Art and literature by Africans and people of African descent around the globe tend to be a matter that transcends mere aesthetics; that is, an aesthetics for its own sake. In fact, when Africans write, they endow the written word with politics and ideology, which remind of a legacy of resistance and struggle. The same applies to African Americans whose literature and artistic representations are mostly engaged and committing. This paper seeks to survey the tradition of resistance and struggle in Black people’s writings and art. It purports to answer the questions as to how art is defined and how resistance is formulated and expressed in the creative arts of Black people.

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