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Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi lands movie deal with Fox studios
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Arts and Culture Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi lands movie deal with Fox studios

We’ve been celebrating the achievements African women and today we introduce yet another remarkable young woman, Tomi Adeyemi. The 23 year-old Nigerian author of Children of Blood and Bone landed a movie deal with Fox studios. The movie deal is one of the biggest for a debut fantasy with Fox studios and it will be part of a trilogy.

A tribute to Joe Mafela in salt drawing
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Arts and Culture A tribute to Joe Mafela in salt drawing

South African salt artist Percy Flex Maimela paid tribute to Joe Mafela, the recently deceased South African veteran actor in the most ingenious of fashions- using salt. Maimela’s portraits and artwork using salt are exquisite. No other better tribute could be given to Joe Mafela, a man worth his salt. Maimela’s artwork and remarkable talent is making waves, and we are also in awe at his talent.

South Africa loses legend Joe Mafela
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Arts and Culture South Africa loses legend Joe Mafela

Veteran South African actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on the 18th of March, and the nation is mourning the huge loss of a star, whose ineffable talent made him the darling of the country. South Africans who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s attribute part of the joys of their childhood to Mafela. Condolences messages continue to be posted on social media.

Mali struggles to save priceless cultural artifacts from traffickers
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Arts and Culture Mali struggles to save priceless cultural artifacts from traffickers

Mali is struggling to save priceless cultural artifacts from traffickers who are destroying the country’s most precious cultural heritage. The traffickers who steal, and then sell rare works to collectors are targeting Bamako National Museum, which holds many important artifacts from Timbuktu and Gao, threatening to obliterate the country’s rich religious and cultural heritage.

Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet
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Arts and Culture Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet

St. Lucian poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott died today at his home at Cap Estate at the age of 87. The 1992 Nobel laureate for Literature had been hospitalised for a while. Walcott, who is arguably the greatest writer from the Caribbean first trained as a painter under Harold Simmons. He was the second Caribbean writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature after Saint-John Perse won it in 1960. The continent joins the world in mourning the death of a Caribbean literary icon and tributes continue to pour in.