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Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded South Korea’s prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award
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Arts, Culture and Sport Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded South Korea’s prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award

Accomplished Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been awarded the prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award in recognition of his outstanding literary achievements. Thiong’o is the sixth recipient of the award since its inauguration in 2011 and he was recognized by the review committee for his outstanding work, which have been a “great influence on world literature”. Thiong’o will receive the award later this month.

Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Hakulandaba scoops African award
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Arts, Culture and Sport Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Hakulandaba scoops African award

Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Oliver Hakulandaba, is basking in the glory of his recent success after scooping an award in a prestigious photography contest. Hakulandaba was named among the three winners in Agility’s Africa 2016 Photo Competition. Kenya’s Stephen Simiyu, and Esdore Hakizimana from Uganda were also honoured for their breath-taking pictures.

How to kill a monument: the demolition of Ilojo Bar
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Arts, Culture and Sport How to kill a monument: the demolition of Ilojo Bar

Ilojo Bar a national monument in Nigeria built in mid 19th century by returned slaves from Brazil has been demolished. The iconic building which housed a music shop owned by veteran musician Victor Olaiya was where King Sunny Ade once bought a guitar. The demolished plot now spots a sign post announcing it property of the government.