The traditional Takienta tower-houses in Togo are phenomenal and they are a prideful part of their lives.
The second day of Cape Town’s Open Book Festival was just as exciting as the day one as more writers took to the stage dissect books, themes and life in literature
The nine ethnic groups of Eritrea are Tigrinya, Bilen, Afar, Saho, Rashaida, Tigre, Kunama, Nara and Hedareb.
Cape Town’s Open Book Festival kicked off yesterday with dynamic discussions between book lovers, the who’s who of South Africa’s literati and established writers from across the world. TIA had a glimpse of what went down in a few of the first day’s sessions
Yvonne Adhiambo Owour on her novel, Dust, and life and politics in Kenya.
This is Africa interviews Saskia Goldschmidt on her debut novel, The Hormone Factory, and exploitation, the human, systems and change.
Nubians settled in Kibra, about five kilometres from the Nairobi City Centre, starting from about 1911, then again in 1917-18. They were originally reserve troops in 17 garrisons aiding the British imperial campaign. Collectively called “Nubians”, they comprise groups such as the Dinka, Muru, Kotoria, Bari, Kuku and Lendu. The Lendu trace their origins to the Congo while the rest, to Sudan.
Taarab may be the oldest surviving genre of East African music, but what was initially a form of entertainment for the elitist classes has, today, evolved into the popular commercial realm with a sound that is widely borrowed by pop and hip-hop artistes in the region.
Kenyan writer, Yvonne Owuor will be at the 2015 Open Book Festival in South Africa to discuss violence, action and consequence, among other issues from her debut novel, Dust