Monday, February 18, 2019
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Poet Claudia Rankine Talks Racism In America

Claudia Rankine is an award-winning poet. Born in Jamaica, she came to the US at age seven and lived in the Bronx, a borough...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.