Here is a selection of five popular novels by African writers that have made the transition from print to film.
The construction of the Makoko floating school in 2013 was some of the best news to emerge from the Lagos slum. Now that the school has collapsed, what is next for the community?
At the age of 25, Panashe Chigumadzi is one of the most prominent intellectual voices in South Africa. Born to Zimbabwean parents, she is currently a Ruth First fellow at the University of Witwatersrand. She is the founder of Vanguard magazine and is part of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. She worked for the Africa Business News Group as a reporter for CNBC and as a columnist for Forbes Woman Africa. In September 2015, her widely acclaimed debut novel, Sweet Medicine, was published by Blackbird Books. TIA’s Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire caught up with Panashe to talk about writing, activism and the importance of black-owned media spaces.
The headscarf goes by many names in Africa. They call it the “gele” in Nigeria, the “duku” in Ghana and the “Kilemba” in East Africa. In South Africa they call it the “doek” and after many years in which its use was confined to the periphery, its now back in the mainstream with a bang – with a little nod to American rapper Birdman.
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah sits down with Ghanaian writer, nomad and digitial media consultant Jemila Abdulai
Former Nigeria’s Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Keshi, died on Wednesday, 8 June. Keshi had a successful football career. He was one of two African coaches to win the AFCON competition as a player and as a coach, and the only black African to do so. As the world continues to pay tribute to the football legend, here are some highlights, in texts and pictures, from his remarkable career.
Nigeria has lost one of its soccer greats, former captain and coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, popularly known as the “Big Boss”. Keshi was born in Nigeria in 1962 and passed away in the early hours of today, reportedly from a cardiac arrest. He was 54 years old. Keshi won the AFCON trophy both as a player and coach with Nigeria. The Big Boss indeed leaves an indelible mark and a great legacy.
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr who passed away last Friday at the age of 74, died from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”, his family has revealed. As tributes continue to pour in and as the world mourns the loss of arguably, “The Greatest” sportsperson ever, we look at some important moments in Ali’s career captured on camera.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a long love affair with Africa. The continent was the stage of perhaps his greatest triumph: “The Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, then Zaire. He was beloved across Africa and he visited the continent frequently.