Overspending at Christmas, inquiring about Zimbabwe’s new bond coins and asking that most important question, will President Mugabe (Bob) really retire this year? What of his wife Grace? The festive season is over and Zimbabweans are back to contend with their demons
Bernard Sabiiti’s UgLish Dictionary published in 2014 castigates Ugandans for ‘bastardising’ the English language. Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire argues that there are such things as standard Ugandan English and pidgin Ugandan English, which are as legitimate as British English, Nigerian English, American English or Kenyan English
In South Africa 2015 holds promise, but equally it holds the continued concerns about inequality, poverty and exclusion. We were recently reminded of that as the African National Congress celebrated its 103rd birthday. Africa’s oldest liberation movement can be rightly proud of leading the country to its first democratic election in 1994. But, the materialistic brashness with which current birthdays are celebrated makes it is easy to forget the ANC’s proud struggle against racial oppression
In part two of our series on African travel writing and storytelling, we find out more about new generations using digital to reach new audiences and consider how new forms of distribution could change the publishing power dynamic
This two-part series looks at how travel writing and storytelling is unfolding across Africa, from those who are working in relatively traditional literary forms to those who have embraced broadcasting, digital media and photography to convey tales of the banal and the extraordinary
Presidential elections in Togo are scheduled for the first half of 2015. Important as they are, these polls should not overshadow the need for local elections, which are paramount in rooting democratic culture in the country
Are you an unapologetic urbanite who hates going to your ancestral home? This post is for you.
Saying “racism has always existed” is perhaps the best way to normalize and accept this modern disease of the mind, to justify its continued existence, to excuse the pandemic violence, cruelty, and injustice caused by it in today’s world