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Ngugi wa ThiongÕ,

Ngũgĩ wa Thiongo’s public lecture at Wits University

3 March 2017 - Wits University Knowledge of mother tongue is power, the lack of is enslavement says legendary author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. The celebrated author delivered a public lecture on Thursday, 2...
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On the Map: Sabata-mpho Mokae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hAFBSC0KE4 "On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP...

A tribute to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s poet laureate

Renowned South African poet and liberation struggle hero Keorapetse Kgositsile. ...

You Can Write Black Characters, Just Not From Their Perspective

Artists can be a nuisance at times, especially the pen-wielding delinquents amongst them. I don’t know what it is about them (maybe it’s their over-active imaginations?), but writers can out of...

Gender-marking is so 1800s. Stop it!

My name is Vuyo. Just Vuyo to most people. In full, it’s Vuyolwethu. On a daily basis, I interact with strangers via email, and I get mistaken for a man. Growing...

Thinking, researching and writing Africa: insights from Nigeria’s Tutuola

Amos Tutuola’s work is enjoying renewed interest and support. Flickr/vanderfrog, CC BY-ND Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in...
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Kimberley: You beauty of literature

It was 4:00 am in the morning. The air in my room, humid from a night spend with closed windows, felt heavy on my lungs as I took it in with...

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