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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Sollum: Lemia Beyoumi

Lemia Beyoumi is an Egyptian poet, born in Sollum, raised in Cairo and now living in Boston, MA. In addition to poetry, she is a visual artist, sculptor and painter. “Sollum” is an ode to the mystifying beauty of her native village. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Gods Are Angry

False narratives hamper Africa’s development, while dangerous new ideologies flood in from the outside. Africa as we know it is a fiction, constructed after the arrival of Arab and European slave traders, at which point the continent had already experienced millennia of cultural and civilizational developments. That history was largely unwritten and therefore lost. Follow…

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Wole Soyinka: Of Africa

A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly…

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AWDF launches book titled: ‘Women Leading Africa’

A book that seeks to pave the way for fertile answers in stories of struggles, victories and convictions was launched in Accra. The book titled, “Women leading Africa”, is a collection of conservation and interviews of 18 inspirational African women leaders from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. It was launched by the Africa Women Development…

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