South African music icon Brenda Fassie is one of the 30 women featured in a comic book anthology, Femme Magnifique, which salutes women who crack ceilings, female trailblazers of yesterday and today. The story is a biographical look at Fassie’s life and cultural legacy.
Some great news this morning!
Win yourself a pair of tickets to the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, South Africa to be held from the 6th to the 10th of September 2017. This is Africa in partnership with the Open Book will be giving away 10 tickets to five separate events!!!
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The seventh edition of the #OpenBookFestival promises to be yet another bigger and exciting experience for book lovers in South Africa. The festival will take place from 6 to 10 September in Cape Town with attendees spoiled with more than 140 exciting events to choose from.
Sada Malumfashi celebrates the special joy that stems from KABAFEST 2017, a literary festival held in his northern Nigerian hometown of Kaduna.
They want us to develop an Africa-conscious imagery. They break the barrier between music and literature, and as for being Francophone, what does that even mean? Edwige-Renée Dro introduces some of the Francophone African writers setting the literary scene alight this year.
Toni Kan’s novel, The Carnivorous City, is an atypical crime story set on the streets of Lagos. The book is powered by desire, delight and death.
The contemporary literature scene in Côte d’Ivoire consists of mostly university professor-writers who snub books that do not come from within their circle. This, added to the already insular state of writing and publishing houses being described as “manuscript graveyards”, paints a bleak picture for Ivorian literature. Nevertheless, a younger generation is working on alternatives and breaking the barriers of this insularity.
The present reality for women is one in which they are treated as sub humans, less than, not enough. It is evident in politics, music and film. If we are to change this, we must raise a new generation of feminists, who believe in the equality of the sexes.