Africa is an integral part of the globe and so are her opportunities and challenges.  Though the world could be said to be a global village,  the aura of globalization is pervading and insidious in some respects. The role of the artist in mediating in the affairs of society is performed via Literature or the Art which are   superstructures in their critical and universal modes.  Literature remains the tool of illumination on the baleful or benevolent social trends in Africa’s onward march in the global spheres. This paper takes a look at the status and place of Africa in global spheres- politics, economy, religion and health. Using literary sociological tenets as the tool of appraisal, the paper x-rays the impact of literature in exploring Africa’s global opportunities and challenges. It submits that with the right attitude, Africa is in a global competition for development despite her colonial memories. 

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