Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Americanah – The African Experience Abroad

The porous borders of the world’s countries are becoming ever apparent with the number of Africans writing about their travels (and travails) abroad. In these...

Why Creativity Matters in Africa: Lessons from Richard Florida’s ‘The Rise of the Creative...

The old adage that wisdom only comes with age may not be conducive to economic development in this new creative age.

Violence For A Dream Of Materialism

What would you do to realize a dream? Today, violence is rampant in the world. But that social unrest is only evidence of what...

Emory University Professor Says Too Many Black Men Are “Cut Dead”

Gregory Ellison, professor at Emory, says that too many African American male youth are "cut dead" from society. Mr. Ellison hopes that community organizing and actively seeing the humanity in all people will change this.

Technology Trumps Reading—A Troubling Defeat

Ultimately, true education instills a discipline upon us that commands us to toil when we are tired, to persevere until the job is done; and for those of us who have reached the summit of scholastic achievement, to conceive of a job that, though it is yet to exist, necessitates doing.

Alex Haley, Roots – The Indomitability of the African Spirit

When he was but just a boy in Henning, in Tennessee, one of fifty states in the US, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell...

The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria: Their Life Stories in Signs, Symbols and Motif

I met our distinguished author, painter and sculptor Ambassador Robin Rene Sanders at the threshold of her interest in Uli in 2008. Her hard...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance

  Published in 2009, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance holds numerous dear lessons for the path to freedom from neocolonialism...