Phares Mwangi
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What is the significance of the verdicts as delivered in 'The Trial of Christopher Okigbo' to Ali Mazrui's ideological leanings?

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Chris Mazrui embraced the notion that the artist must preserve his individual choice vis-a-vis the collective will.He went against the grain of African thought which claims that the artist must submit his will to that of the community.Mazrui went against the assertions of fellow writers like Wole Soyinka,Alex La Guma,Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ousmane Sembene.
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