The Loss of Story

‘In Africa part of our story is that we have lost our story. The sacrifice of childhood and with it our creativity and imagination is one of the casualties of an authoritarian system and civil war.

 

Authorities dictate to people what their stories are. At a time of transition, of personal and communal pain, there is a need for what the Jungian, James Hillman, refers to as “restorying.” Perhaps the African continent is in search of a myth that respects imagination.‘

 

Excerpt:The Writer’s Voice, A Wookbook for African Writers in Africa

by Dorian Haarhoff

 

http://dorianhaarhoffwriter.homestead.com

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