Former U.S President Barack Obama last week shared his annual summer reading list, which includes five classic books from prolific African writers. The list includes seminal works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hisham Matar, and Nelson Mandela.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
When you think of classical music, do you think of names such as Peter Sylvanus or Christian Onyeji? Nigerian classical pianist Echezonachukwu Nduka released his Extended Play (EP) record called Choreowaves, and it’s not Beethoven, Mozart or J.S. Bach he’s playing. Nduka plays the work of African composers.
American rapper Cardi B’s childhood picture has become a sensational meme. The picture tagged with the phrase “my momma said” has been adopted by many Africans. The hilarious captions capture the gift Africans possess, to laugh at ourselves.
Ocean Sole is a community based organization that is taking on marine conservation by diverting an environmental disaster for the marine ecosystem, and local communities on Kenya’s coast line from flip flop pollution. “We make fun art so people, companies and charities remember that the Ocean needs our help.”
Dating in this day and age can be a total nightmare. With so many ways to connect, it can get very confusing – even more so if you are queer. More and more LGBTQI+ people are using the online space to connect. But how convenient and safe is it really?
The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.
The persistence of Sam Nzima’s June 16 photograph is remarkable. The shadow in the photograph can be read as a metaphor for the rich debate that this image continues to bring to the surface.
In this open and honest conversation with two women Bel South explores the various faces and forms of queer love from the experiences of two women, and interrogates their subjective realities, living and loving in South Africa.