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Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written”
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Arts and Culture Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written”

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts
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Arts and Culture Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts

The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.

Legendary Zimbabwean artist Oliver Mtukudzi to perform on board fastjet’s flight between Harare and Victoria Falls
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Arts and Culture Legendary Zimbabwean artist Oliver Mtukudzi to perform on board fastjet’s flight between Harare and Victoria Falls

It’s not everyday that an international musician performs for passengers on board. Travellers on a fastjet flight from Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to the resort town of Victoria Falls are in for an unforgettable experience today with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. The legendary artist will perform at 34 000 feet, delivering an intimate performance as part of a promotion.

Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits
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Arts and Culture Shrok Yahya; a female Egyptian artist stuns with hyper-realistic portraits

The continent is full of young emerging talent such as Egyptian artist Shrok Yahya, who would unfortunately remain in obscurity if it wasn’t for social media and the exposure it affords everyone. U.S actor Will Smith congratulated the artist for the artwork depicting him and shared the portrait of himself on his Instagram account.

Lupita sponsors 600 school kids from Kisumu, her hometown to watch Black Panther
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Arts and Culture Lupita sponsors 600 school kids from Kisumu, her hometown to watch Black Panther

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o participated in the #BlackPanthersChallenge sponsoring 600 school children to watch the film in her hometown Kisumu, Kenya. Lupita said “I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen”. Wakanda Forever!