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Search results for:  'Early West African Writers'
Updated 06-15-2019

Columbus Dreamed of a New World. His Son Found One
Columbus Dreamed of a New World. His Son Found One in Books.  The New York Times

Edward Wilson-Lee's The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books charts the life of the explorer's son, obsessed with assembling a great repository of knowledge.


Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Black Male Writers for Our Time - New York Times
Black Male Writers for Our Time  New York Times

These 32 American men, and their peers, are producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now.


Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Enslaved African Muslims Helped Build America - Voice
Enslaved African Muslims Helped Build America  Voice of America

About one-third of enslaved Africans in the American South before the Civil War came from parts of West Africa that were mostly Islamic.


Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
West Africa an emerging gold exploration investment
West Africa an emerging gold exploration investment hotspot  MINING.com

West Africa is well endowed with mineral resources, and many world-class deposits have been discovered there in recent years. The region is a key source of ...


Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The clamour to return artefacts taken by colonialists
The clamour to return artefacts taken by colonialists  The Economist

IN THE NEW Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, two vitrines display a French-made sword, a Koran and a pair of scruffy leather sandals. They were taken ...


Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
When Salt Was Traded for Gold: The Salt Trade of West
When Salt Was Traded for Gold: The Salt Trade of West Africa that Built Kingdoms and Spread Culture  Ancient Origins

In West Africa during the Medieval period, salt was traded for gold. This may seem astonishing as salt is a cheap commodity in today's society. It may be added ...


Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Peter Fryer & 'Thinking Black' | by Colin Grant | NYR
Peter Fryer & 'Thinking Black' | by Colin Grant | NYR Daily  The New York Review of Books

A decade ago, shortly after the publication of my first book, a biography of the black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, I sat at home with the phone pinned to my ...


Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
5 Literary Magazines That Have Transformed African
5 Literary Magazines That Have Transformed African Literature  Okayafrica

Take a look back at these literary magazines and journals that shaped what African literature is today.


Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
10 Essential African Novels - Publishers Weekly
10 Essential African Novels  Publishers Weekly

We asked five novelists, each from a different African country and with a new novel out this spring, to select two of their favorite African novels. Here's what each ...


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Meet Africa's Newest Crocodile Species | Smart News
Meet Africa's Newest Crocodile Species | Smart News  Smithsonian.com

The African slender-snouted crocodile has been split into two species and both of them are critically endangered.


Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Afropean: Notes from Black Europe extract it really
Afropean: Notes from Black Europe extract it really was another world  The Guardian

In his new book, Sheffield-born writer Johny Pitts shows a side of Europe and its people that often goes unseen.


Sun, 26 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The scramble for Africa goes back many centuries
The scramble for Africa goes back many centuries  Spectator.co.uk

The scramble for Africa goes back many centuries on The Spectator | A thought kept recurring as I read Toby Green's fascinating and occasionally frustrating


Sat, 26 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Letter from Africa: Africa's history makers in 2018
Letter from Africa: Africa's history makers in 2018  BBC News

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018. It has been a year ...


Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
How Did the Songhai Empire Dominate West Africa
How Did the Songhai Empire Dominate West Africa?  Ancient Origins

The Songhai Empire dominated West Africa between the 15th and 16th centuries. This empire was a successor state of the powerful, centuries-long Mali Empire ...


Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In the realms of gold: exploring Africa's rich history
In the realms of gold: exploring Africa's rich history  Spectator.co.uk

The main attraction in the Kenyan port of Mombasa is Fort Jesus, a vast, ochre-coloured bastion overlooking the Indian Ocean. Dominating a dusty skyline of


Sat, 24 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
A must-read list: The enduring contributions of African
A must-read list: The enduring contributions of African American women writers  Salon

A short list of pivotal texts by African American women from the past century.


Sun, 24 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
A guide to Africa's 'looted treasures' - BBC News
A guide to Africa's 'looted treasures'  BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a report, set to be released on Friday, about the repatriation of African artwork.


Fri, 23 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers
A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres  The New York Times

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.


Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
PANASHE CHIGUMADZI - Black Skins White Masks Revisited
PANASHE CHIGUMADZI - Black Skins White Masks Revisited: Why I Am No Longer Talking to Nigerians About Race  The Elephant

If Nigerians want to be the true Giants of Africa and, indeed, the world, they must walk it with the empathy and humility befitting of a true politics of black and ...


Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us 'How To Write About Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us 'How To Write About Africa'  KPBS

Editor's note: Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina died on Tuesday, May 22 after an illness. Perhaps his most acclaimed work was the satiric essay "How To ...


Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
SF author Namwali Serpells Old Drift a debut novel
SF author Namwali Serpells Old Drift a debut novel years in the making  San Francisco Chronicle

Namwali Serpell is sitting in the sunny glow of her apartment


Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Afrofuturism gains new momentum as artists reclaim
Afrofuturism gains new momentum as artists reclaim black history  CBS News

Social, cultural and political philosophy dating back to the 1950s is resurging with popularity of films like "Black Panther" and works of author Tomi Adeyemi and ...


Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Sublime Frequencies Vision of What World Music Means
Sublime Frequencies Vision of What World Music Means Today  The New Yorker

Releases from the label have encouraged listeners to rethink dusty, academic notions of the genre, Hua Hsu writes.


Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Elizabeth Acevedos Work Is a Welcome Rarity in Young
Elizabeth Acevedos Work Is a Welcome Rarity in Young-Adult Fiction  The Atlantic

The National Book Awardwinning author writes complex teenage protagonists whose real-life counterparts have long faced literary erasure.


Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African Game of
Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African Game of Thrones  The New Yorker

Jia Tolentino interviews the Booker Prize-winning novelist about fantasy, reality, and a religious crisis that has never ended.


Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The Real Price of a Chocolate Bar: West Africa's Rainforests
The Real Price of a Chocolate Bar: West Africa's Rainforests  Yale Environment 360

Ivory Coast has lost more than 80 percent of its forests in the last 50 years, mainly to cocoa production. The government has a plan to turn over management of ...


Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
President of France Will Recommend Full Restitution
President of France Will Recommend Full Restitution of Looted African Works  Hyperallergic

The proposed guidelines would bristle the French art world, but they could also endear the French president to the African countries he's trying to build stronger ...


Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Prospects for revolution in Africa's 55 countries
Prospects for revolution in Africa's 55 countries - Waging Nonviolence  Waging Nonviolence

An overview of the current political situation in 55 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism.


Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
When few enslaved people in the United States could
When few enslaved people in the United States could write, one man wrote his memoir in Arabic  The Washington Post

The Library of Congress has just acquired the memoir of Omar Ibn Said, whose 1831 slave narrative written in Arabic is the only known document of its kind.


Sun, 20 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
West Africa: A forgotten heritage revealed - BBC News
West Africa: A forgotten heritage revealed  BBC News

The British Library exhibition, Word, Symbol, Song, looks at a thousand years of culture in West Africa - from ancient Islamic texts to contemporary rap.


Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Only Surviving Arabic Slave Narrative Written in the
Only Surviving Arabic Slave Narrative Written in the United States Digitized by Library of Congress  Smithsonian.com

Omar Ibn Said was leading a prosperous life in West Africa at the turn of the 19th century, devoting himself to scholarly pursuits and the study of Islam, when he ...


Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
100 Best Books of the 21st Century
100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)  Vulture

A panel of critics gives us an attempt at a comprehensive list of the best books of the 21st century (so far).


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Four Africa city destinations you should visit right
Four Africa city destinations you should visit right now  CNN

Many visitors head to Africa for safaris and natural scenery, but its cities pulse with an urban cultural beat you'll love. Here are four spots you shouldn't miss.


Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
At 12, this West African slave became the first African
At 12, this West African slave became the first African-American female poet of the 1700s  Face2Face Africa

Born in 1753, the girl who later became Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped from her home in West Africa and arrived in the United States of America, Boston on the ...


Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:03:44 GMT
Writers like Chimamanda Adichie and Teju Cole are not
Writers like Chimamanda Adichie and Teju Cole are not all there is to African literature  Quartz

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field's earlier, post-colonial association ...


Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
What Does An African "Game Of Thrones" Look Like
What Does An African "Game Of Thrones" Look Like?  BuzzFeed News

Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard has influenced many contemporary fantasy writers, including Marlon James and Nnedi Okorafor.


Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In Centering West Africa, an Exhibition Tells Another
In Centering West Africa, an Exhibition Tells Another Story of the Medieval Period  Hyperallergic

Atlas of Maritime Charts (The Catalan Atlas) [detail of Mansa Musa], Abraham Cresque (1375) Mallorca; parchment mounted on six wood panels, illuminated ...


Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Plastic fantastic: 'Toy Story 4' is a worthy addition
Plastic fantastic: 'Toy Story 4' is a worthy addition to the phenomenal franchise  fox28media.com

Toy Story 4 4 out of 5 Stars Director: Josh Cooley Writers: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom Starring: Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Tim ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:06:00 GMT
Production cost and global tariffs main challenges
Production cost and global tariffs main challenges facing sugar sector  The Standard

Bitter undertaking: How cost of production and global tariffs are killing sugar sector in Kenya.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:00:00 GMT
Paul Mainieri faces his first Father's Day without
Paul Mainieri faces his first Father's Day without his best friend and mentor his dad, Demie  The Advocate

About an hour before a game in late March, Paul Mainieri found another reminder of his father, Demie. They had shown up often the past two weeks.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:50:00 GMT
Women's World Cup 2019 groups: Full guide to teams
Women's World Cup 2019 groups: Full guide to teams including key players and rankings  The Telegraph

Here's your complete guide to the six Women's World Cup groups all vying for glory.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 08:24:00 GMT
Down on the farm with author James Oswald - The Courier
Down on the farm with author James Oswald  The Courier

I had the pleasure of meeting Fife farmer and author James Oswald back in 2013 on his farm near Newburgh. His debut novel Natural Causes, introducing ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
I depended on candlelight to read till I graduated
I depended on candlelight to read till I graduated Enumah, LASU's best graduate  The Punch

One of the two best graduating students at the Lagos State University, Ojo in the 2017/2018 academic session was 24-year-old Karen Enumah. She stud...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:05:00 GMT
Senegals Museum of Black Civilizations Welcomes Some
Senegals Museum of Black Civilizations Welcomes Some Treasures Home  The New York Times

With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.


Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Celebrate Black History Month by curling up with these
Celebrate Black History Month by curling up with these books by Baltimore-area writers  Baltimore Sun

Flip open the covers on the half a dozen books listed here, and pretty soon you'll start hearing voices. But that's O.K. when those voices are as provocative, ...


Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
CI7: Authors and Illustrators to Meet - Publishers
CI7: Authors and Illustrators to Meet  Publishers Weekly

Close to 70 children's book creators will be in Pittsburgh to meet with booksellers at educational sessions, signings, and receptions.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:06:21 GMT
What Ive Learned About Style From My Nigerian Father
What Ive Learned About Style From My Nigerian Father  Vogue.com

I've never thought of myself as much of a daddy's girl. Though if I look back on my first childhood memories, it's clear my father had an idea of the woman I would ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:51:06 GMT
The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Postmodernism - The
The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Postmodernism  The Chronicle of Higher Education

What was Postmodernism? In the 35 years since Fredric Jameson's New Left Review essay Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism and the ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:30:00 GMT
Last-Minute Plans: 104 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To
Last-Minute Plans: 104 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: June 14-16, 2019  TheStranger.com

Panicking because you don't know what to do this weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worrybelow, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:26:27 GMT
Why We Shouldnt Be Scrutinizing Seth Rogens Ceramics
Why We Shouldnt Be Scrutinizing Seth Rogens Ceramics  Artsy

Seth Rogen picked up a creative hobby. We shouldn't be discouraging himand in turn, othersfrom making art.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:02:00 GMT
By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol
By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman...  Firstpost

If we consider manual scavenging as an inhuman occupation, then it's important to ask why Gandhi supported the system instead of adopting water closet.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:51:46 GMT
REGINALD MJ ODUOR - The Contribution of African Philosophy
REGINALD MJ ODUOR - The Contribution of African Philosophy to Conceptual Decolonisation: A Reply to Sanya Osha  The Elephant

In Conceptual Decolonisation: Kwasi Wiredu's Disruption of Philosophy, published in The Elephant on 25th April 2019, Sanya Osha argues that while the ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:53:27 GMT
Michael Caine's best films ranked! | Film - The Guardian
Michael Caine's best films ranked! | Film  The Guardian

As The Italian Job gets a 50th anniversary re-release, we have painstakingly charted the charming hardnut's 50 greatest performances, from Alfie to Zulu.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power
Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power  BBC News

What do you know about Africa's most-populous nation and largest economy?


Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
15 essential Pride Toronto parties and events for 2019
15 essential Pride Toronto parties and events for 2019  NOW Magazine

NOW critics pick the best comedy, art, stage shows and, of course, parties happening during Pride Month.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:52:00 GMT
Warriors arent leaving Oakland, they are abandoning
Warriors arent leaving Oakland, they are abandoning fans and the city  The Undefeated

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf filters her personal life and political career through the prism of Golden State Warriors basketball. When she was born in Oakland, ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:16:00 GMT
Susan Sontags Radical Views Still Shape How We See
Susan Sontags Radical Views Still Shape How We See Photography  Artsy

Photography, more than any other art form, is subject to intense moral scrutiny. We question the proliferation of violent images, worry about subjects' consent to ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:14:00 GMT
Anita Hill at the New Rules Summit: Leaders Have to
Anita Hill at the New Rules Summit: Leaders Have to Step Up  The New York Times

Dozens of leaders are gathered at the New Rules Summit, an annual New York Times conference, to explore the challenges women face in the workplace.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:53:27 GMT
Calendar of Events June 14-22, 2019 | | beacononlinenews
Calendar of Events June 14-22, 2019 | | beacononlinenews.com  The West Volusia Beacon

Friday, June 14. Flag Day. Flag Day marks the anniversary of the day in 1777 when the American flag was adopted. Used-Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:14:00 GMT
People, Places and Things - Birmingham Times
People, Places and Things  Birmingham Times

By Gwen DeRu. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL FATHERS!!!! TODAY SAXOPHONIST TREY DANIELS at Perfect Note. Trey Daniels. DANIEL DONATO and ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:26:00 GMT
An Old God in a New World: On Chigozie Obioma's An
An Old God in a New World: On Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities  lareviewofbooks

Kate Harlin reviews "An Orchestra of Minorities," the latest novel by Chigozie Obioma.


Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Africa's must-read books of 2018 - African Arguments
Africa's must-read books of 2018  African Arguments

This year was full of spectacular fiction, spine-tingling poetry and hard-hitting non-fiction from Africa. Here is some of the best. Africa books of 2018.


Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Black Caesar: The African Chief Who Was Captured by
Black Caesar: The African Chief Who Was Captured by Slavers and Became a Pirate  Ancient Origins

Black Caesar was a notorious pirate who lived between the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Originally from West Africa , Black Caesar was captured and sold into ...


Sat, 13 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa  Mail and Guardian

Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to this. In his short fiction and novels, Essop insisted on figuring the textured lives of people ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:58:05 GMT
2019 Afcon draw: Early predictions for each group
2019 Afcon draw: Early predictions for each group  ESPN

At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.


Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The 2019 Iowa Public Radio Summer Reading List - Iowa
The 2019 Iowa Public Radio Summer Reading List  Iowa Public Radio

Whether you're looking for scientific exploration, captivating memoir, or an opportunity to get lost in a novel, summer is the perfect time to pick up a.


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:06:18 GMT
Writing About Binyavanga Wainaina - lareviewofbooks
Writing About Binyavanga Wainaina  lareviewofbooks

JUNE 11, 2019. I DON'T WANT TO START back then and there, at the center of my ignorance. But I'm writing about Binyavanga, so I must begin where he ...


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:08:04 GMT
These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will
These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times  The Root

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y'all.


Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Obama and the Legacy of Africa's Renaissance Generation
Obama and the Legacy of Africa's Renaissance Generation  The New York Review of Books

Barack Obama as a child with his father Barack Obama Sr., 1960s. It came to be a core belief held by the American public and media that Barack Obama was a ...


Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - June 9-June 16
Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - June 9-June 16  City Guide NY

You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to ...


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:26:22 GMT
Things to Do in Midtown This Week - June 9-June 16
Things to Do in Midtown This Week - June 9-June 16  City Guide NY

You haven't really experienced New York City until you've explored midtown, from its many museums and galleries to restaurants, bakeries, and bars. Searching ...


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:26:21 GMT
Shut up and write - New Statesman
Shut up and write  New Statesman

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on art, citizenship and what it means to be an African writer.


Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
What heart of darkness? Busting myths about West African
What heart of darkness? Busting myths about West African history  Telegraph.co.uk

Ben Okri reviews A Fistful of Shells by Toby Green (Allen Lane). Every now and again, a book comes along that shakes the received perception of history.


Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
How African American folklore saved the cultural memory
How African American folklore saved the cultural memory and history of slaves  The Conversation UK

For African slaves, folk tales were a way of remembering their past and keeping their culture alive.


Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
11 Books Written By Black Authors We Can't Wait To
11 Books Written By Black Authors We Can't Wait To Read In 2019  Essence

Is your bookshelf in need of a refresh? Don't worry, we have the best titles coming out in 2019 written by Black women.


Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Human Evolution: Secrets of Early Ancestors Could Be
Human Evolution: Secrets of Early Ancestors Could Be Unlocked by African Rainforests  Ancient Origins

Think of African rainforests and the picture is inevitably one of a dark and forbidding realm where life is abundant, yet alarmingly cryptic.


Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Prince Charles in Africa: A royal visit to a land of
Prince Charles in Africa: A royal visit to a land of princes and chiefs  BBC News

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Prince Charles' visit to Ghana.


Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Hope, promise and folly: What South Africa's embrace
Hope, promise and folly: What South Africa's embrace of Kiswahili means  African Arguments

South Africa's relationship with the rest of Africa is often conflicted. The decision to teach Kiswahili in schools gives a glimpse into what could be. South Africa ...


Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African
'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability  The Guardian

A rapid and alarming deterioration of the security situation in Burkina Faso is threatening to spread to its three southern neighbours, a senior US military figure ...


Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
AKIN ADESOKAN - Morning yet on Another Day of Indaba
AKIN ADESOKAN - Morning yet on Another Day of Indaba  The Elephant

Reading Panashe Chigumadzi's Why I'm No Longer Talking To Nigerians About Race, was quite a trip. Halfway through the essay, I was certain that I would ...


Fri, 07 Jun 2019 16:07:53 GMT
Senegal Unveils a Vast Museum That Raises the Stakes
Senegal Unveils a Vast Museum That Raises the Stakes in Africas Campaign to Reclaim Its Art  artnet News

The Museum of Black Civilizations opens on December 6 in Dakar, Senegal with notable backing from China and a symbolic agenda for Africa.


Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y
12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend  The New York Times

Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:07:23 GMT
Waytu Moore: 'Storytelling gives me a sense of belonging
Waytu Moore: 'Storytelling gives me a sense of belonging to this world'  The Guardian

Alongside busy social enterprises, Moore has written a novel about Liberia's origins in which she hopes her compatriots will recognise themselves. Thu 6 Jun ...


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Dr. John, a true New Orleans music legend, dies at
Dr. John, a true New Orleans music legend, dies at age 77  MassLive.com

Dr. John, the six-time Grammy Award winner whose gritty voodoo-inspired stage persona and whimsical way of speaking were as beloved in New Orleans as ...


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades
D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades  The Depaulia

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and ...


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
African-Americans have shaped Alabama's and America
African-Americans have shaped Alabama's and America's cuisine  Alabama NewsCenter

If you are what you eat, Alabamians are barbecue and banana pudding, fried chicken and pork chops, pound cake and pecan pie, fried green tomatoes and okra ...


Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Lil Nas Xs Old Town Road and Wrangler collab sparked
Lil Nas Xs Old Town Road and Wrangler collab sparked country fans outrage  Vox.com

But their reaction ignores black people's many contributions to the genre.


Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Best Books of 2019
The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)  Vulture

The best books of 2019 so far include novels and nonfiction from Elizabeth McCracken, Lauren Wilkinson, Jen Beagin, Esm Weijun Wang, and more.


Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
These 5 Women Writers Are Ushering the New Wave of
These 5 Women Writers Are Ushering the New Wave of African Stories on Stage  OkayAfrica

Language is powerful and a lot of human understanding starts with the pen, the scribe, the playwright. For too long, narratives in theatre have locked African ...


Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
How the amazing story of America's last slave, once
How the amazing story of America's last slave, once lost to history, was found again  AL.com

Aunt Sally Smith is possibly the last African-slave to have lived in the United States.


Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Africas past is inspiring some of its most interesting
Africas past is inspiring some of its most interesting fiction today  The Economist

Though Hollywood is increasingly interested in African history, your best bet is still a good novel, which African writers are producing in abundance.


Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Taiye Selasi: stop pigeonholing African writers - The
Taiye Selasi: stop pigeonholing African writers  The Guardian

Why must writers from Africa always bear the burden of representing their continent? They should be granted artistic freedom, as other authors are.


Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
The Mali Empire: The Rise of the Richest Civilization
The Mali Empire: The Rise of the Richest Civilization in West Africa  Ancient Origins

The Mali Empire (known also as the Manding Empire or Manden Kurufa) was a state that dominated West Africa between the 13th and 17th centuries.


Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Newsmaker: Tomi Adeyemi - American Libraries
Newsmaker: Tomi Adeyemi  American Libraries

Children of Blood and Bone author Tomi Adeyemi will be an Auditorium Speaker at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., on ...


Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The first African novel written in English was authored
The first African novel written in English was authored by this prolific Ghanaian writer in 1911  Face2Face Africa

Pre-independence African literature introduced before the 1960s addressed issues of colonialism and occupation with an often bitter tone. Ethiopia Unbound ...


Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Ten of Africa's Most Powerful Kings, Queens, Warriors
Ten of Africa's Most Powerful Kings, Queens, Warriors and Legends  Ancient Origins

Africa has produced some of the greatest warriors and most powerful leaders in world history. Here are just a few of the fascinating figures from the African ...


Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
ISIS's West African Offshoot Is Following al Qaeda
ISIS's West African Offshoot Is Following al Qaeda's Rules for Success  Foreign Policy

As the Islamic State is squeezed out of its self-proclaimed caliphate in the Middle East, its offshoot in West Africa, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), ...


Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
A West African spin on queen bees and mean teens
A West African spin on queen bees and mean teens  The Boston Globe

Jocelyn Bioh's award-winning comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, centers on a group of young women at an elite boarding school in Ghana.


Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Prosperity and Power of the Ghana Empire Flourished
The Prosperity and Power of the Ghana Empire Flourished on the Trans-Saharan Trade Route  Ancient Origins

The Ghana Empire was the first of the great West African empires that existed during the Middle Ages.


Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Showcasing African literature's contribution to decolonisation
Showcasing African literature's contribution to decolonisation: a review of Ngg: Reflections on His Life of Writing  The Southern Times

Lebohang Mojapelo. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Africans in possession of a curiosity about literature, are not in want of having read a book by ...


Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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