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.
Rob Boffard is an author, journalist, sound engineer, snowboarder, hip-hop artist and more. He recently sat still long enough for Tseliso Monaheng to chat with him.
From its infancy as music for the urban elites to its heyday as the soundtrack for the liberation movement in Ghana, highlife music has remained the bedrock of West African popular culture. This is the story of a genre that has survived through generations and different trends to retain its unique identity amidst a host of contemporary influences
Action movie star and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is famous for being a “tough guy”. A recent encounter with a wild elephant in South Africa proves that even “The Terminator” will run away when he finds his match.