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Eight most outstanding African fiction books of 2015

2015 has been another good year for African literature as a number of outstanding books hit the shelves this year. The year has not, however, seen a …

Talib Kweli Revives Black Bookstore 'Nkiru Books' in Online Shop

BROOKLYN — Brooklyn-born hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, a co-owner of one of the borough’s longest standing black bookstores, has reopened the shop — …

Be Careless With Your Wishes: A. Igoni Barrett On The Writing Life In Nigeria

<i>We’ve asked some of our favorite international authors to write about literary communities and cultures around the globe. We’re bringing you their</i> …

Opportunity for African Writers | Experimental Writing: Africa Vs. Latin America | Feb 29 Deadline

The organizers of an Africa-Latin American collaborative project are looking for contributions. See below for more info.<p>First rule is: there are no …

Latin America

Establishing a New Literary Prize: The Huza Press Award for Fiction

<b>AiW Guest: Louise Umutoni</b><i>As part of Writivism 2016, University of Bristol, Stellenbosch University and the Centre for African Cultural Excellence</i> …

Join Us Today as We Host Yemisi Aribisala, Author of Longthroat Memoirs

We are delighted to host Yemisi Aribisala, the author of <i>Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex, and Nigerian Tastebuds</i>. <i>Brittle Paper</i> is the first stop in her …

Nigeria

​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world

Kwanele Sosibo studied journalism at Durban's ML Sultan Technikon before working at Independent Newspapers from 2000 to 2003. In 2005, he joined the …

How the son of an African goat herder became a Nobel Prize contender

<i>Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novels “Arzee the Dwarf” and the forthcoming “Clouds.”</i><p>Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is Africa’s most celebrated novelist, a writer and activist who has been a perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize in literature. For more than five decades, Thiong’o has in his …

The Students Fighting to Decolonialise Music and Dance in South Africa

Critics of #ScienceMustFall are loud and clear: science is a neutral exercise, exempt from decolonisation.<p>Of course there are successful …

South Africa

Celebrating 8 of the Most Influential Black South African Women Writers

We’re just a few days away from <b>Women’s Month</b> in South Africa—a time to reflect on the strong, courageous and brilliant women of South Africa’s past …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa

by Samira Sawlani Follow @samirasawlani<p>As the festive season begins, so does the enjoyable and/or stressful task of choosing Christmas presents for …

LiteraNation is pleased to announce partnership with BribeCode

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between LiteraNation and Bribecode in support of Bribecode’s 100,000 Signatures campaign.<p>The BribeCode …

Corruption

The World’s Oldest Library: Founded by a Woman, Restored By a Woman

In my first month there, Morocco seemed encapsulated by three distinct smells: sweat, spices, and blood. The first arose from the humid heat and …

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A Caine trip to Ghana for 12 writers who finally found

In Summary<p>The story needed The Coconut Grove Hotel in Elmina, Ghana.<br>• Why? Because of its perfect beaches, which I would walk on in the morning, and at …

Announcing the shortlist for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African writers and artists

The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation have announced the African writers and artists shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak …

Read an Excerpt From Nnedi Okorafor's Sequel to Her Award-Winning Space Adventure, Binti

io9 is thrilled to share the exclusive first excerpt from author Nnedi Okorafor’s <i>Binti: Home</i>, the sequel to her coming-of-age tale <i>Binti</i>, which won …

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.<p><b>Accra, Ghana -</b> They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return.<p>A new wave of African Americans is escaping the …

CNN exclusive: Mediator tells how Mugabe was persuaded to step down

<b>Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) —</b> As a young priest, the Rev. Fidelis Mukonori collected evidence of atrocities during Zimbabwe's brutal civil war. The reports filtered to Robert Mugabe, then a leading figure in the liberation struggles.<p>Decades later, Mukonori helped persuade Mugabe to relinquish power.<p>In …

Opinion: Libya slave trade shows how Africans are treated as subhuman

The slave auctioning of African migrants in Libya shows how humans are deprived of all dignity. We should renounce all forms of ideology and …

4 African startups selected for Blackbox Connect

<b>Four startups from around Africa have been selected to join the 20th cohort of Silicon Valley-based incubator Blackbox Connect, and will travel to</b> …

Online video is driving the demand for faster internet in Africa

Slow or limited internet access in many African countries is still a major hurdle for everyone from ordinary consumers to small and mid-sized digital companies trying to grow innovative businesses.<p>African countries do not fare well when it comes to global internet speeds, as we noted last month. …

Africa

Kenya businesses prepare for short-term slowdown amid fresh elections

NAIROBI (Reuters) - It’s much easier to snag a seat in Nairobi’s popular Strollers bar these days - a problem that manager Stephen Ngatia partly blames on Kenyan consumers hoarding their money during the turbulent election period.<p>FILE PHOTO: Kenyan workers prepare men's underwear at the Hela …

Africa

5 Most Common Entrepreneurial Mistakes That Cause Business Failure

This column is authored by Sandeep Maurya, Founder & CEO, BornbrioThe post 5 Most Common Entrepreneurial Mistakes That Cause Business Failure …

Entrepreneurship

The 6 Principles of a Lean, Mean Marketing Strategy

Do you <i>really</i> have to spend money to make money in the world of modern marketing?<p>When trying to figure out the elusive question of “how much” a new …

Marketing

Instagram Woos Entrepreneurs With A Day Of Startup Summer School

A day-long “School Of Hustle” hosted by Instagram and apron startup Hedley & Bennett will help 200 entrepreneurs learn how to succeed in business.<p>When you’re just launching a business, every waking hour can feel like a hustle. Your days are spent pitching your idea to anyone who will listen, trying …

Social Media

Digital Nomadic Entrepreneurship: 4 Ways to Work and Play Around the World

The whole world opens up to you when you can go to work without going to the office.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve quit your boring job, deleted your boss from your digital life and decided to become a digital nomadic entrepreneur. You know you can do it. You …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Getting Funded

She who owns the financial model owns the deal.<p><i>What is the best advice for women entrepreneurs in terms of funding? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique</b> …