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The extraordinary world of Kenyan poet and author Khadambi Asalache
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Sport, Arts and Culture The extraordinary world of Kenyan poet and author Khadambi Asalache

Khadambi Asalache, poet and pioneer of modern English Kenyan literature, lived an extraordinary life. Now, more than a decade after his death, the public can view his stunning estate, which he left to the National British Trust. The estate is exceptional because for more than 20 years he decorated it extensively with Moorish-influenced fretwork which he cut by hand from discarded pine doors and wooden boxes.

Nnedi and Wanuri developing Amazon series based on Octavia Butler’s “Wild Seed”
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Sport, Arts and Culture Nnedi and Wanuri developing Amazon series based on Octavia Butler’s “Wild Seed”

African sci-fi legend Nigerian Nnedi Okorafor and Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu are teaming up with Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis for an upcoming series adaptation of Octavia Butler’s novel “Wild Seed”. Okorafor and Kahiu will write the script together, while Kahiu will also direct the project.

Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Sport, Arts and Culture Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

While South African struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela received a worthy statue befitting of her legacy, Burkina Faso’s former revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara whose statue was unveiled on the 2nd of March 2019 wasn’t so lucky. #Sankara’s statue recently unveiled has no resemblance to the celebrated Burkinabé leader. Many have asked if the infamous Rasta was involved.