Hundreds of recordings by an early generation of Kenyan musicians are currently being returned to the communities in which these songs were made in the 1950s by an English ethnomusicologist to stimulate interest in Kenya’s musical heritage
From selling vagina-tightening creams to impersonating a police officer and setting up a roadblock to do you know what, unemployment in Zimbabwe merely provides inspiration for the creative mind in search of money making opportunities.
Every social media savvy Nigerian knows Linda Ikeji, or should know her, and it is almost impossible to have a conversation centred on online media in Nigeria without her name popping up, one way or another
Binyavanga Wainaina, the controversial and witty Kenyan writer, was in Nigeria for another instalment of Farafina’s creative writing workshop. He spoke with TIA’s Chiagozie Nwonwu about the richness of African fiction today, the Caine Prize, politics and more.
In the good old days there were no unemployed graduates, and poetry was a sacred office. No one painted a leader in a loinskin with his member dangling, although technically you could assassinate the king with a rock. As for culture…
TIA asks four recent participants of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop during their graduation
A British online news outlet compiled a selection of photographs taken around the continent from 8 to 14 August this year. Some are interesting. Some are poignant and some are just cool. Have a look for yourself
Too often, African artists get drowned out at mainstream awards shows. Producer Russell Kenya from blackmedley.tv says enough is enough.