The revolution shall be in song. We shall sing out the old, sing in the new, and dance to both. This is the way of our people. Here is a glance at the role of music in breaking the chains of oppression in Zimbabwe.
Besides his plays, poems and essays, Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka, is also famous for his pithy remarks. In commemoration of his birthday today, 13 July, we bring you a selection of his famous quotes.
We are a generation that banks on an exit strategy. We are aware of how dynamic the world we live in is. In addition to being spoilt and indecisive, we are taking a little longer to grow up. Marriage is not a priority for us.
Nigerian writer, Chika Unigwe, was recently named one of the judges of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. This news warrants a look back at African writers, that have previously sat on the judging panel of this illustrious prize.
Through his project, ‘1000 Portraits from Sudan’, photographer, Ahmad Abushakeema, is doing his bit to show the diversity of his country through photos of everyday people.
British artist, Tim Benson, has painted portraits of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone to be shown at a solo exhibition in London in November.
The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds recently announced the long-list for the second annual FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards. We introduce you to the works of African artists who made the list in the arts category.
Historic manuscripts, ancient tombs and mausoleums are some of Mali’s cultural treasures destroyed by terrorists in recent years. The Alpha Moya mausoleum, which was one of the sites destroyed, has been rebuilt and worth a look.
I hesitate to call Passages: Africa, published by PENAmerica, what it is – a collection of prose and photography from the African continent – because at the end of the day, it’s just plain great writing; no further caveats required.