Diasporic culture, Cultural transformation and grass root development in Francophone Africa
One significant aspect of the African slaves who were shipped out of Africa during the transatlantic slave trade was the retention and preservation of the African culture. These values over the years have either been watered down, compromised or have been influenced by external cultural influences. Though, these Africans now live in the diaspora, literature has been able to reveal their attitudes, experiences and cultural preoccupations in the new world. Using the cultural approach, this reading seeks through survey, participation, and interviews to contribute to the literature by analyzing the cultural preoccupations of the Francophone diasporic communities, and discusses the impact of the diasporic cultural activities as a driving force in poverty alleviation while redefining the social relations between the communities and their homeland.
Key words: Diasporic culture, Franco - diaspora, Poverty alleviation, Diasporic
Communities, Cultural preoccupations