Thursday, September 23, 2021

Miscellaneous

The 10 Best Contemporary African Books

From a reinterpreted Heart of Darkness to a barstool in Congo, this is a list of Africa’s best contemporary novels in 2012, as compiled by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta. Enjoy.From a reinterpreted Heart of Darkness to...

Embarrassing Science Prediction That Failed

1. While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming. – Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer, 1926.2. Radio has no future. –...

Africa’s Greatest Story

Herodotus (Greek historian c. 484–425 BC) called them the ‘wisemen occupying the Upper Nile, men of long life, whose manners and customs pertain to the Golden Age, those virtuous mortals whose feasts and banquets are honoured by Jupiter himself’. Greek...

Abisola Akanni: The Queen of the African catwalk

Fusing African and Western culture in her menswear collection has earned Abisola Akanni a coveted catwalk space at a global platform for African-inspired designers.Abisola, a Fashion Design graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) showed her designs at Africa...

Child Beggars Of Africa

Nigeria– over 95% of the children on the streets of Akwa Ibom State, have been stigmatised as “witches” by pastors and abandoned to live on the streets by their parents. Most children living on the street in Lusaka, Zambia are...

Valuable African Traditions Now on the Brink of Extinction

Popular African traditions are slowly being replaced with strange western cultures. Although Africa often appears disadvantaged in many aspects, it is king when it comes to preservation of cultures. In fact, different African traditions have over the years influenced many...

Animals Endemic to Africa

Bountiful Safaris we believe tourism can effectively provide the incentive for promoting wildlife conservation. Through visiting some of these isolated habitats, economic incentive is provided for their protection and revenue can be used to continue supporting conservation efforts.Here we...

Most Bizarre Laws in Africa

Most Bizarre Laws in Africaike Latin America, Africa has some of the most dumb laws in the world. Here are some of the most bizarre laws around Africa. South Africa It is against the law to purchase a television, without obtaining...
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