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The great African authors of 20th century from Kenya, Nigeria, south Africa etc; like Ben Okri, Thiongo, Chinua Achebe, wole soyinka, Buchi Emecheta etc. All these writers express their toleration towards the torture they went through during the British and French rule in their country, Colour discrimination, their struggle, aparthied, Harlem Renaissance.
The pace of present African literature is moving at a high-speed, style and tone sexier and defiant than the great independence writers’ generation. Here, the subjects of taboo are widely explored. The emerging African authors of this generation are not afraid to go further afield for the literary fodder. Here are the 10 Greatest African Authors. Source: 1. http://answersafrica.com/african-authors.html 2. http://www.goodreads.com Music: http://www.bensound.com Have an idea for an African top 10 video? Leave them in the comment section below. Subscribe for more videos -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- For Ads Placement & Sponsorship, contact us and for donations go to about us -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
The literary scene in Kenya is growing and at a relatively fast rate, gone are the days when Ngugi wa Thiongo was the only benchmark for young writers. Young Kenyans are writing, and they have a lot to say. As Kenyans put pen to paper or fill their various electronic devices with notes of expression, one thing stands out, with a population of 40 million, and a high literacy rate, Kenya still lags behind the big wigs like Nigeria and South Africa. So, what is Kenya doing to narrow this gap? David Mailu a renowned Kenya writer and Ng`ang`a Mbugwa the Ngugi wa Thiong`o literary winner, 2012, talks to us about writing for the African audience and drives us through the different generation of writers that the world have come to know and love.
Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with the impact of British colonialism on the traditional Igbo society in Nigeria. Published in 1958 -- just two years before the end of a century of British rule in Nigeria -- the novel celebrated its 50th anniversary of publication in 2008. "An Evening with Chinua Achebe" featured the author reading from his celebrated work. Chinua Achebe,chinua achebe,chinua achebe interview,chinua achebe things fall apart,chinua acheb...
http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abr...
Diana‘s original video: https://youtu.be/_4CAfnJ1QwQ Check out her channel! She‘s awesome and deserves more attention: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyGIVcrITmi2gh3YlevLdQ This tag works very easily: Showcase some books on your TBR (or READ shelf) that have been written by writers from Haiti, El Salvador or African Nations. I tag: - Shamina: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0ReFrp6faUq3Tbi0H3fdQ - Downright Bookish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohXUtyomt4VpreSRkNvObg - Sarah (heffa): https://www.youtube.com/user/TheConfettiDress - The Storyscape: https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica 1 - Kumukanda by Chingonyi Kayo Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31817292 2 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27071490 3 - The African ...
LA Times book critic David Ulin talks about the important conversation that Chinua Achebe sparked regarding writing in English for African writers, as well as writers from many cultures that approached literature as outsiders. Watch the full interview on Media Mayhem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC5t21i0N7E
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Josh offers some contemporary recommendations for the African Author task of the #ReadHarder challenge! This video is sponsored by YOU AND ME AND HIM by Kris Dinnison: http://ow.ly/PeR0Q Books mentioned in this video: WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo: http://ow.ly/P6csb THE FISHERMAN by Chigozie Obioma: http://ow.ly/P6cDl HALF OF A YELLOW SUN by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: http://ow.ly/P6cPu Where You Can Find Us: http://Bookriot.com http://bookriotlive.com (NYC event coming in November 2015!) http://store.bookriot.com (store!) Social Media: http://twitter.com/bookriot http://facebook.com/BookRiot http://instagram.com/bookriot http://bookriot.tumblr.com/
Here are the Top 10 Famous African Writers who their works are internationally recognize across the world.These young African writers are talented and have word severally awards for the works. Some of the famous african writers are Chimamanda Ngozi Adechi, Olufemi Terry, Ahmed Alaidy, NoViolet Bulawayo, Aminatta Forna, E.C. Osondu, Leila Aboulela, Uwem Akpan, Phaswane Mpe and Kabelo “Sello” Duiker and Chika Unigwe.
Fall 2015 Class Promotional By studying literature and cinema, students in this course will learn about various African cultures, traditions, and institutions. The class will show how French-speaking African writers and film-makers use literature and films to build narratives concerning African cultures and societies. At the same time, their work offers a counternarrative to persistent images of life in Africa. Our focus will be on West Africa, which forms a cultural entity, and three themes that correspond to three historical periods: first, “Ancient Africa,” with an emphasis on storytelling and oral traditions; second, “The Clash of Cultures,” which deals with the colonization of Africa and its consequences; and third, “African Women and the Role of Women in Contemporary Society.” We w...
The story of the African-American writer is an important one, but one that is often voiceless. The award-winning documentary, “’Black and Write’: An Inside Look at the African-American Writing Experience" is a groundbreaking Documentary,” Providing an insightful look into the lives and struggles of contemporary, self-published, African-American writers. The film takes a look and sees life through their eyes as they navigate life and publishing in print and film. It is a journey worth visiting and seeing. This is a story that is important to continuing growth in the black community. it is important for young African-Americans to see people who look like them in literature become successful by writing and creating. The film bolsters an impressive cast of industry professionals including ...
A young black woman, who started her own company to promote the work of new of black writers, is making inroads in the industry. Her publishing company is called Blackbird Books. BlackBird recently celebrated its success with nine titles on the shelves and several new ones on the way. CGTN's Yolisa Njamela has the story
Established in 2009, the African Writers Trust is a body that aims to bridge the divide between African writers and publishing professionals living in the Diaspora and on the continent, bringing them together in order to promote synergies and to foster knowledge and learning between the two groups. We have bases in London, UK and Kampala, Uganda where the organization is registered as a non for profit.
Here's a story that isn't dominating the headlines, but deserves a close look: Three African authors are nominated for a relatively new fiction literature prize, and the finalist will walk away with £15,000 and a continental book tour. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is funded by Dubai-based Etisalat, a prominent telecom company in Africa, with the goal of"improving literacy in the African continent."
Chinelo Okparanta read selections from her work and participated in a moderated discussion. Speaker Biography: Chinelo Okparanta is a Nigerian-American writer. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6662
Dr. Martha Michieka ETSU Online Programs - http://www.etsu.edu/online The Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series presents a special "WoW Goes Global" event to raise awareness about the international work women on our campus are doing and to promote international opportunities that are available to our students.
At the PEN World Voices Festival Afrofusion TV interviewed a few writers present about the future of African writing and it's potential impact on development and progress on the continent. Here's a sample of what Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Boubacar Boris Diop had to say, part of an upcoming segment on African Literature on Afrofusion TV.
Wole Soyinka's keynote address/speech at the African Literatures Conference at SOAS University of London-28th October 2017. The SOAS conference, reviewed and commemorated the legacy of the historic June 1962 Makerere University (Uganda) African Writers international conference, that for the first time, brought together African writers from different countries. It was at that conference that African writers became the authors of African Literature in Africa's educational institutions, replacing Europeans.