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The Poet Who Dreamed of a United Africa

Ghana, Kenya. A year ago this month, gunmen affiliated with the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab stormed the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-day standoff killed 67 people and wounded many more. Among the victims of the Westgate mall attack was Kofi Awoonor, an elegiac poet who dreamed of a United Africa. more

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African Fairy Tales Go Digital

Kenya, Uganda, US. It's an App, it's a dream. The Pearl Dream Inc is a startup, whose business is based on African fairy tales. Two young entrepreneurs - Brian Asingia from Uganda and Franco Abbott from Kenya - and their team bring African fairy tales and original stories to the world. more

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Good Read: Graham Greene In The Belgian Congo

Dem. Rep. Congo. Turn back the clock and take your time to read a fascinating story that happened 55 years ago in March 1959. This text by literary scholar Michael Meeuwis, presents and contextualizes the only film footage ever recorded of British novelist and war reporter Graham Greene (1904-1991) in the Belgian Congo in 1959. The footage was filmed with an 8mm camera without sound by Father Paul van Molle. Greene's novel A Burnt-Out Case, he researched during his stay with leper doctor Michel Lechat was published in 1961. We also added Lechat's diary of that visit. more

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Black History Month In Harlem: 10 Books and 1 Movie

United States. As part of the Salon Series of Ginny's Supper Club in Harlem, club owner Ethio-Swedish-American Chef Marcus Samuelsson, invited Hilton Als, the New Yorker literature critic to discuss 10 books reflecting different facets of the African-American experience. We have added to the booklist a full length video of the film Lady Sings The Blues based on Billy Holiday's story, starring Diana Ross. more

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A Must Read: Bookshy

All Africa. Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed is a 26 year-old young African woman from Nigeria, studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Yet, she has another passion that keeps her as busy. She loves African literature, reads and writes about it in her excellent blog Bookshy: An African Book Lover and on her Tumblr African Book Covers. Both a MUST to check out. more