When people think of gun ownership in the United States, the visage of a white man usually comes to mind; proselytizing and championing gun ownership usually seems to come from the mouths of white men. The image of a Black person advocating and asserting their legal rights to gun ownership isn’t really shown, and one might assume that gun ownership in the U.S. is a domain for white people.
In 1962, when Makerere hosted the Conference of African Writers, literary work was almost exclusively to be found in print and the post office was essential to its production and consumption. Over fifty years later, where do Ugandans and others find literary work? TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to publisher and editor, Nyana Kakoma, the founder of Sooo Many Stories, about Ugandan digital literatures in our Made in Africa III series
Ghanaian born Nana-Ama Kyerematen, based in New York through Afridiaspora, is shining light on literature in Ghana. TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to her in the Made in Africa III series, focusing on African digital literatures.
Run entirely by volunteers, the seven-year old Saraba Magazine is a model for African digital literary publishing. In the Made in Africa III series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to Dami Ajayi, a co-founder of the magazine.
Jean-Pierre Bekolo is an accomplished Cameroonian filmmaker who is known to be one of Africa’s boldest and unconventional voices. Here, he shares his thoughts on the relationship between Africa and Europe and what kind of future for Africa this association could result in
Civil war, betrayal and murder are what Asad Abdullahi left behind in his childhood to travel thousands of kilometres to the land of Mandela, the country of his dreams. But in South Africa he’d experience violence unlike anywhere else in Africa. Mandy de Waal speaks to Jonny Steinberg about his new book ‘A Man of Good Hope’
With four novels published on the continent, there is no better person to speak to about the production and consumption of African Literature on the continent than Zukiswa Wanner. TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire was in conversation with her about books, publishing and reading in Africa
In this TIA exclusive, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire, had a chat with architect, author and University of East Anglia fellow, Yewande Omotoso, about writing, architecture and identity
This is Africa is always on the lookout for innovative, industrious and homegrown African ingenuity. One company that fits this mold is Booomers International, a Ghanaian company that makes bicycle frames out of bamboo for export to the rest of the world