This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”
The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends.
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s stories suggest that it is important to see others in relation to ourselves, to perceive their right of abode even if they cannot claim national belonging.
For this year’s African Crossroads edition we asked versatile and diverse DJs from the continent to submit their take on Climate Justice in Africa through a 30min audio-visual set. A personal selection of music interrogating and navigating the realms of Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.
This Is Africa spoke to Cameroonian climate justice activist and development architect Emily Miki about the co-creation of adaptation solutions, public participation, and climate-specific capacity building.
Rawlings was a polarising figure, a person who led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in multiparty polls.
This Is Africa spoke to Nigerian climate and environmental campaigner Olumide Idowu, popularly known as Mr. Climate about his journey as a climate action warrior, the challenges he’s faced in his activism and why he thinks every African youth should be involved in finding lasting solutions to persistent climate problems.
Africa is home to 54 countries and over 1.4 billion people, hence it is of little surprise that the continent boasts of a uniquely diverse cuisine. Unfortunately there is currently no platform that makes it possible to explore this rich and diverse cuisine on the continent. This is set to change with DishAfrik; a platform that makes it possible to connect and experience the taste of Africa. With the ongoing campaign there is now an opportunity to support the project and be first amongst the people who get to use the App.
The optimism Angolan president João Lourenço’s election generated four years ago has dwindled as electoral promise after another have failed to materialise.