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African Literary Horoscope | Cancer --- the Homemakers of the Zodiac

<i>[AFRICAN LITERARY HOROSCOPE</i> <i>is a series featuring satirical astrological interpretations. The idea is to adapt African fiction and poetic works to the</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says Flat-Earth believers are 'the beginning of the end of our informed democracy'

Comedy Central<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson had some choice words for rapper B.o.B on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore last week, and framed his argument as …

Critical Thinking

5 Black writers who inspire me

Every writer has a list of writers who inspire them. In honor of both Black History Month and their career accomplishments, I've put together a short …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Australian Universities

Fulford: What James Baldwin still has to teach us

Long ago James Baldwin wrote that white policemen in black neighbourhoods act like occupation troops keeping in line a conquered nation. In the 1950s …

Literature

On Writing : The Fascinating Letters of Charles Bukowski

"Generally a writer of force is anywhere from 20 years to 200 years ahead of his generation," Charles Bukowski wrote in a 1970 letter to Norman Moser. Bukowski, while not obscure by any means, is arguably the most underrated fiction writer of his time. A well respected poet, Bukowski published …

'Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks' Gives a Window Into Basquiat's Mind At Its Most Relaxed

Last night’s opening reception (April 1) for “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” made one notion abundantly clear: the Brooklyn Museum is at its best when its exhibitions offer a unique lens into looking at the work of a legendary artist. The show displays Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rarely seen …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Between the World and Me: Baldwin's Heir?

By being himself, Coates is precisely the sort of writer that he needs to be.<p><i>Over the next few weeks,</i> The Atlantic <i>will be publishing a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s</i> Between the World and Me. <i>(An excerpt is available online.)</i><p><i>This is the second in a series. Readers are invited to send</i> …

Black History

African Proverb About Winning Through Adversity

Africa

Good Writing

Me and my Books Writing has made me a recluse, more committed - The Nation Nigeria

<i>Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the author of the short-story collection, The Whispering Trees. He is a Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow and has won the BBC</i> …

How to be a Writer, Part 3: Nozizwe Cynthia Jele on the Value of Serviettes, Marketing and Asking for Help

<i>This is Part 3 in our How to be a Writer series.</i><p>Read Parts 1 and 2:<p>Books LIVE chatted to <b>Nozizwe Cynthia Jele</b> to find out when she started writing, …

Writing

African Literature