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This presentation highlights Post-Indiginist Aesthetics as entailing the following:
A departure from an old approach to play writing in which African dramatists expressed their culture by composing in their native language or presenting their indigenous traditions in a foreign language in the spirit of cultural nationalism; and
A new approach to play writing in which African dramatists compose in current diction to express African experience or event in a multicultural context, to project a universal lesson.
The thinking is that a playwright should be a voice for his time, speaking with the imagery and materials from his time rather than depend on appurtenances from the past to speak to the present.