South African salt artist Percy Flex Maimela paid tribute to Joe Mafela, the recently deceased South African veteran actor in the most ingenious of fashions- using salt. Maimela’s portraits and artwork using salt are exquisite. No other better tribute could be given to Joe Mafela, a man worth his salt. Maimela’s artwork and remarkable talent is making waves, and we are also in awe at his talent.
Greetings from Nyungwe forest, arguably the best preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa, located in the beautiful country of Rwanda. It spreads over 1,020km² in the southwest corner of Rwanda, at the border with Burundi, to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic […]
Veteran South African actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on the 18th of March, and the nation is mourning the huge loss of a star, whose ineffable talent made him the darling of the country. South Africans who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s attribute part of the joys of their childhood to Mafela. Condolences messages continue to be posted on social media.
Mali is struggling to save priceless cultural artifacts from traffickers who are destroying the country’s most precious cultural heritage. The traffickers who steal, and then sell rare works to collectors are targeting Bamako National Museum, which holds many important artifacts from Timbuktu and Gao, threatening to obliterate the country’s rich religious and cultural heritage.
St. Lucian poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott died today at his home at Cap Estate at the age of 87. The 1992 Nobel laureate for Literature had been hospitalised for a while. Walcott, who is arguably the greatest writer from the Caribbean first trained as a painter under Harold Simmons. He was the second Caribbean writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature after Saint-John Perse won it in 1960. The continent joins the world in mourning the death of a Caribbean literary icon and tributes continue to pour in.
In a new memoir, Ngugi wa Thiong’o revisits his time at Makerere and leaves Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire with a nostalgia for a university that once was.
Today we are in Victoria Falls one of the most popular waterfalls in the world also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders). It is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It’s been 20 years since the Notorious B.I.G. was tragically shot and killed on March 9, 1997, in Los Angeles. He was just 24. Christopher Wallace, or Biggie Smalls, as he was also known, left a lasting legacy. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, undoubtedly a lyrical genius.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been in the news of late and it’s been for all the good reasons. From a New York Bestselling book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, to his recent swanky acquisition, a $10 million house, The Daily Show host is now a TIME magazine ‘next generation leader.’