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13 Book Recommendations That Will Inspire You To Take Action

Books are powerful. They can be tools of change, they can inspire people far and wide, and they can transform how you...

What Are The Most Popular Games In Africa

The gaming sector has been on a constant rise for quite a while now, in countries all across the world. The situation...

How Beyoncé Has Helped Usher In A Renaissance For African Artists

Beyoncé has released her seventh solo studio album, titled Renaissance (2022). The album, an event in global popular culture, is the first...

Experts Examine Rare African Parchment For Clues About The Evolution Of Writing.

Experts have studied a rare African parchment in their search for clues about the evolution of writing, which they say has evolved...

Literature By African Diaspora And The creation Of Alternative Narratives

Celebrated Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo has no time for “Afropolitans”. This is a notion popularised by the self-described “multi-local” author Taiye Selasi. Afropolitans are a...

South Africa And Its Jazz Scene

Jazz fans from around the world appreciate the skill and vibrant talent of South African jazz musicians. It’s no surprise that the...

The Long-Forgotten African Songbird That Regained Visibility

In 1948, the National Party came to power in South Africa and immediately implemented legislation intended to weaken struggles for social democracy, labour rights,...

Why African Languages Matter 

Recently, the Union African Union adopted Swahili as one of the official languages alongside French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. I could not...

The Legacy Of Iconic Singer Miriam Makeba And Her Art Of Activism

South Africa’s world famous singer and activist Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022. Born Zenzile Miriam Makeba in Johannesburg’s...

On TikTok, A 92-Year-Old Malawian Music Icon Finds Stardom

Giddes Chalamanda, who is 92 years old, has no concept what TikTok is. He isn't even in possession of a smartphone.