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Tydskrif vir Letterkunde

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MWEPU, Patrick Kabeya. Art and healing - ethical imperatives in Julien Kilanga Musinde's Jardin secret. Tydskr. letterkd. [online]. 2015, vol.52, n.1, pp.201-214. ISSN 2309-9070.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tvl.v52i1.15.

This article sets out to analyse a trend in literary (re)positioning in the context of socio-political confrontation. In keeping with the literary approach adopted by Julien Kilanga Musinde in the novel Jardin secret (2010), the article will focus on defining the ultimate objective (s) of literary writing in a context where the novel genre is perceived as a depiction of the author's worldview. Given the socio-political contradictions and widespread dehumanisation that characterise present-day Africa, it is important to note that Musinde's novel is one of the answers to the political contradictions that impel postcolonial Africa into a situation of endless crisis. In this philosophical novel, the author endeavours to address the misuse of political power. He is equally at pains to decry the unethical use of scientific knowledge. Much as politics is at the core of the narrative, it is important to note that the political vein is nothing more than a pretext used by the author to broach deeper philosophical issues, which are expressed through ethical imperatives.

Palavras-chave : African intellectual; altruism; ethical imperatives; liberation war; non-violence; renaissance.

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