Poetry and cultural identity in F. T. Pacéré’s writing: from identity affirmation to universal humanism

  • Georges Sawadogo University of Koudougou
Keywords: poetry, identity, culture, humanism


My concern is the socio-cultural characteristics of F. T. Pacéré’s poetry and their aesthetic and semantic structuring role. Pacéré’s poetry is not just about identity affirmation; it is also about being open to the world, namely other people and other cultures. Through this, it seeks to achieve universal humanism. I conclude my study by arguing that like the Burkinabè written poetry of the 1970s, Pacéré’s poetry operates on a double dialogic and dialectic process, as required by the negritude movement: rooting in his native culture and openness to the world.

Author Biography

Georges Sawadogo, University of Koudougou

Georges Sawadogo is Assistant Professor in Language Sciences in the Department of Literature and Human Sciences, and Director of the Cooperation, Research and Teacher Promotion Service, University of Koudougou, Burkina Faso.


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