Africa has variously been described as the -lost Continent-, a -Continent at risk-, not least because of the ethnic or civil wars plaguing this continent and their concomitant genocide. Indeed, Africa has been plunged into a political and socio-economic quagmire. This state of -cultural crisis- is what this work makes its theme. Crisis as a sociological phenomenon, which in the case of the African situation in contrast to the conventional European appraisal is apparently far from being a transitional period, a period of -decision-. This sociological analysis of -historical-, African literary works is aimed at creating that self-awareness which is imperative as a curb on African identity crisis, to warrant the impetus for human development on this continent."