In view of the widespread illiteracy prevailing, the poster is a central tool of communication for many African societies. The great variety of the designs used for this mass medium testify to the exceptional creativity of their makers. The posters refer both to symbolic systems that have been handed down and to post-colonial topics like modernism, migration and global networking.


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