Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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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...

Literature – Towards Understanding The African Context

If you simply believe the narrative in media circles, you are likely to miss out on the key economic and social super-structure of African...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...