Africa

Declaration of Intellectuals & Scholars About the Destruction of Manuscripts in Timbuktu.

BY: The Africa Report, Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:38 We, intellectuals of the African continent and its diaspora and our colleagues from the Americas, Asia, and Europe, reunited in Dakar for the Symposium Afrika Nko, protest the destruction and vandalizing of ancient manuscripts kept in the Ahmed Baba Institute of Timbuktu. This act of … Continue reading

Africa

On Afropolitanism.

“What distinguishes [Afropolitans] is a willingness to complicate Africa – namely, to engage with, critique, and celebrate the parts of Africa that mean most to them. Perhaps what most typifies the Afropolitan consciousness is the refusal to oversimplify; the effort to understand what is ailing in Africa alongside the desire to honour what is wonderful, … Continue reading

An Ode (of sorts) to Nollywood ….
Africa

An Ode (of sorts) to Nollywood ….

Read: http://entertainment.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201211/96973.php My close friends, know my immense love for Nollywood. It is probably the singular thing I am proud of in Africa’s entertainment industry (Yes, “Ghallywood”, you have some catching up to do, and less contrived movies, please! I do commend some of your efforts though more work must be done, as stated here). … Continue reading