restricted access Oral Literature, Aesthetic Transfer, and Social Vision in Two Yoruba Video Films

This essay explores the creative ability of an African writer to preserve different forms of oral literature in his video films. The paper argues that on several occasions, these folkloric materials also become instruments for raising social consciousness in the artist's audience. The films discussed are part of a growing body of African popular culture whose purpose is the discovery and pursuit of a new direction in the economy, politics, culture, and social life of contemporary Africa.