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Cartooning in Nigeria: Paradigmatic Traditions

Tejumola Olaniyan

Abstract


The creative flowering of cartooning in Nigeria is still in a state of flux, which makes it really presumptuous of me to want to speak of some supposedly rock-solid traditions that are "paradigmatic." But I will do some labeling and categorization nonetheless, for there is no such thing as a flux without form or pattern, if only we look with care. The challenge here is not to invest emerging patterns and practices with the solidity and finality they obviously do not possess.

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu and Ikem Okoye; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator: Babacar M'Bow; Book Review Editor:.

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