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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Asiime on Plays and Stories

Deborah Asiimwe Gkashugi is a soft spoken young woman and, at first glance you would not imagine that she is an award winning playwright with the BBC. She tells us about her success and how she has gotten to the top. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Harry Belafonte Looks Back in Memoir

TheRoot.com Recommends: Hollywood icon Harry Belafonte’s new memoir, which goes beyond his life as an actor and musician to reveal a more tumultuous history. Crooner, Hollywood icon and activist Harry Belafonte looks back at his tumultuous, wildly successful life in his latest memoir, My Song. Belafonte rose from a poverty-ridden childhood to become one of entertainment’s most…

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