Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o: In the House of the Interpreter

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War. In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author’s life and times at boarding school—the first secondary educational institution in British-ruled Kenya—in the…

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Neba Solo Debuts His Most Recent Composition

Neba Solo will present a concert of his virtuosic xylophone music and his socially conscious lyrics. Playing with his brother, Siaka Traoré, on balafon and Joh Camara on the calabash, Neba Solo will debut his most recent composition, which calls for peace in Mali. In his lyrics, one can trace the history of the political and social problems that led to…

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Soulful Bay Area resident and Ghana-born Artiste Maame Afon

Soulful Bay Area resident and Ghana-born artiste Maame Afon blends gospel, jazz, funk and reggae with a tasteful dose of African flavor in her debut album, RISE. RISE is a fun and inspiring album, featuring a mélange of rhythmic and melodic influences from Gospel, Afrobeat, Zouk, R&B, Reggae, Highlife and Jazz. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Moky Makura: Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs

The ‘one-on-one’ tells the story better. Having realized this, that area of writing called journalism developed what is called the personality profile. Soon this form of writing inside the craft was dubbed biographical journalism. I have a fetish for such writing. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Lerato (Lira) Molapo

Lira is one of South Africa’s celebrated Afro-Jazz singers. She has a South African Music award(SAMA)-winning album Feel Good and released another successful album, Soul In Mind in 2008 (which reached platinum in its 3rd week of release). She later released a live performance DVD( which went double platinum) and her live CD has gone…

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There Was A Country

From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes a long awaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation, then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil war. The defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The conflict was infamous for…

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