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Weekend Playlist: Exceptional female musicians
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Arts, Culture and Sport Weekend Playlist: Exceptional female musicians

This week, we watched Americans elect an alleged sexual assaulter in place of a qualified woman. While the world mourned, Hillary Clinton in her concession speech gracefully encouraged young girls everywhere to follow their goals. ‘’To all the girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your dreams.’’ Hillary said in her concession speech.

Wole Soyinka says “I would like to be nominated for a Grammy”
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Arts, Culture and Sport Wole Soyinka says “I would like to be nominated for a Grammy”

The dust will certainly take time to settle, on the contentious decision to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to American songwriter, and singer Bob Dylan. Comments by Nigerian poet and activist Wole Soyinka that he “would like to be nominated for a Grammy” have reignited and spiced up a conversation, which seemed to have been dying. Could Soyinka get a nomination for next year’s 59th Grammy Awards? Well, he certainly believes he has written enough poetry to warrant a nomination.

Moroccan writer Leila Slimani awarded France’s top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt
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Arts, Culture and Sport Moroccan writer Leila Slimani awarded France’s top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt

Moroccan writer Leila Slimani has won France’s top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for her novel “Chanson douce” (loosely translated “Sweet Song”). Slimani is only the second African woman to win the prestigious award after French-Senegalese author Marie NDiaye won the award in 2009 for her novel Trois femmes puissantes (Three Powerful Women).