The music, art, literature, and cultural practices
of Africa have provoked interest and respect throughout the world.
The old belief that Africa is somehow childlike in its cultural development
has been denounced as people become more familiar with the rich traditions
of the continent.
The material and inherent value of African art steadily increases
in the world market. The music and literature of these peoples have
found their way into houses and classrooms around the globe. We are
beginning to learn
through the works of scholars, film makers, and writers that Africans
can teach us much more than we can show them.