Publisher: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Communicating The Historical: Critical Social Commentaries In African Popular Paintings and Cartoon-Strip Posters

Ozioma Onuzulike
KEYWORDS: Communicating the Historical: Critical Social Commentaries in African Popular Paintings and Cartoon-Strip Posters

ABSTRACT:

The works of African popular (or "road side") artists have, until lately, been denied adequate scholarly attention, Yet, as unacknowledged social scribes and critics" African popular artists have demonstrated a strong commitment to the chronicling and communication of the shared history of their people, This paper re-examines a number of African popular paintings and cartoon-strip posters in a way that attempts to shed light on them as an art of visual communication that is strongly socially committed



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