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Editorial: Words In Sound, Words In Motion, and Words In Power: New African Literature

Azuka Nzegwu


It seems rather unusual that the editorial of this special-issue on African literature should start with such a profound statement about writing, self, and breakthrough. The formidable Nigerian playwright, Tess Onwueme reminds us that writing is a voice, and it is one that shatters silence and all its prevailing spectrum. Between the lines and the haze that often masks our spontaneous actions, the struggle for self is one that is experienced at various stages in life. But what does this have to do with writing, and more importantly, inspiration?


Biography; Literature; Women; Writers; Politics

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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