Quotes From African Artists

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo is a Ghanaian author and playwright, read her bio at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama_Ata_Aidoo

When I decided I wanted to do music I could see the confusion in my parents’ faces: ‘You want to do what?’ ~ Pauline Malefane

Pauline Malefane is a South African soprano who starred and co-wrote an African version of Carmen, read more about her in this BBC interview http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8739017.stm

“People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.” ~ Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian poet, novelist, critic and professor at Brown University, read his bio athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinua_Achebe or a shorter version athttp://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2009/09/achebe


One Response to “Quotes From African Artists”

  1. Lois Aryee Says:

    luv’em! Thanks Lisa! Keep this good work up 😉

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