It is great to witness how contemporary art is influencing academia in ways that we couldn’t have imagined some time ago.
In a strictly structured world of academia, most of the references are scholarly works that were undertaken by learned people decades and sometimes centuries ago.
However, we are recognising a new trend where Ghanaian academicians are incorporating modern-day art into academic discussions.
In 2017, Kofi Kinaata’s then hit song “Confessions” also became an academic reference material. The lyrics to that song appeared in a Level 200 Literature in English course material at the Kwame Nkrumah Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Now in 2019, his latest hit song has also found its way into academia.
A University of Ghana lecturer, used Kofi Kinaata’s “Things Fall Apart”, during her lecture in the Study of Religion Class.
University Of Ghana lecturer teaches ur song and its content in Study Of Religion Class pic.twitter.com/ylFmGcXrPK
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In many ways, this shows how academia is now focusing on current references.
Congrats to Kofi Kinaata.
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