Transcending Time: Centering Literature at Festac 77

Published on Black Perspectives, the peer-reviewed blog of the African American Intellectual History Society.

In this essay, the second part in my discussion of Festac, I look at the shift from celebrating Africanity via expressive cultures to including a wider array of cultural production. Important figures in this shift are Clarence Holte, book collector, and attendees such as writer Paule Marshall.