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Nigeria's #ENDSARS protests: a window into how creative art can be an act of therapy

By Gladys Ijeoma Akunna, Visiting Scholar, Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University
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Recent disturbing events in different regions of the world poignantly reveal how the creative arts can contribute to making sense of difficult situations and stressful times. This is particularly true of performance art.

Performance art provides ways of seeing, thinking, expressing and mindfulness. It highlights the idea that human beings, regardless of race, class or gender, have creative forces within them.

In African societies, including Nigeria, the use of the creative arts as political tools of assertion in crises is not new. This includes dance, music, art and drama.


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