African Writer As Mediator: A Study of Ayo Dada’s The King’s Clarion Call

Segun Omosule


Writers in Africa have different roles to play depending on their ideologies, environments and maturity. From preoccupation with the oral backgrounds of Africa, most writers have matured towards representing global issues in their themes. From Amos Tutuola to Ayo Dada, the quests of African writers are sociological and may not be removed from the amplification of the challenges in their environments. The challenges of African writers are dynamic as they are confronted by different realities within the resolution of one socio-political problem and the emergence of another. Writers are, therefore, social crusaders, teachers and preachers.

Keywords: Africa, writing, fiction, social, crusader, socio-political, mediation, creativity.)

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