Literacy For Creativity; The Creative Artist And His Audience
Literacy, on a superficial level, is seen as ability to read and write. When one is however, able to only read and write his’ name, he is said to be barely literate or semi-literate. A fully literate person is someone who is able to apply to his daily life what he can read and write. Literacy is therefore “not just leaming how to read (and write) but is concerned with comprehending a form of reality beyond immediate experience” (Power Maker 19621228). In developing societies like those in Africa, the utilitarian value of literacy can hardly be overlooked. it is seen as a “means of human liberation (emancipation), that is understanding the word, and actively working to change one’s circumstances” (Okedara 1981 :8).