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.
Africa is on a quest to reclaim the continent from over 100 years of photographic misrepresentation. Local photographers are looking for balance on a continent so often portrayed by its extremes.
Why is there an absence of African women in nonfiction writing? Why is there a perception of so-called “feminine” subjects as less important than the “masculine”? Writer Valérie Bah explored the questions this week at a workshop in Uganda.
Western journalists often write about Africa in absolute terms, offering reductionist narratives from which their readers form impressions of a continent they’ve never visited. I’m a western journalist and here’s what I learned from reporting in Soweto.
In their weekend music special, the folks at South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper came out with their list of the 100 greatest South African songs. We looked at the list and agree with many of them, though some important songs have been left out.