Sunday, May 28, 2017

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...

West African Author Chinua Achebe Dies At 82

South African writer and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer called him the "father of modern African literature" in 2007 when she was among the judges to award him the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his literary career. Things Fall Apart has been translated into more than 50 languages and focuses on the traditions of Igbo society and the clash between Western and traditional values.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Half Of A Yellow Sun–On War in Nigeria

Half of A Yellow Sun is the title of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel and also the symbol the Biafran armies donned on their sleeves...