Saturday, October 31, 2020

Society & Culture

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...

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...

Mary Sibande – Beyond Long Live The Dead Queen

Mary Sibande is one of South Africa’s most talented young artists who employs the human form as a vehicle to explore the construction of identity in post-colonial South Africa. Her celebrated series ‘long live the dead queen’  attempts to critique...

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...

5 Reasons Nairobi Is Such An Incredible City

Blogger Mark Wiens, a food and travel writer who’s online musings have garnered plenty of worldwide attention, gives us a taste of one of his favourite cities in Africa. Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It’s an...

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...

Unique Wedding Traditions From Around Africa

Although the white wedding has becoming popular in western culture, around the world, people celebrate their nuptials in their own traditional ways... 1. Kidnap the bae, Sudan In the Latuka tribe of Sudan, when a man intends to marry a woman,...

Inspiring Story Of A Young Man Who Went From Felon To Professional Fashion Model

1. Mekhi Alante The story has been told of how one young man went from being a dangerous felon to being a professional fashion model.Last year, 20-year-old Mekhi Alante Lucky got himself arrested in North Carolina for speeding and driving...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

Mary Sibande – Beyond Long Live The Dead Queen

Mary Sibande is one of South Africa’s most talented young artists who employs the human form as a vehicle to explore the construction of identity...

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,...