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Africa Today-Fr.-Eng.

Press TV 21 Jun 2021
Renowned African writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o says abandoning one’s indigenous language is tantamount to enslavement. Today we are focusing on the dangers that African Languages are ...

Review: Surrealist exploration of celebrity, responsibility in age of Black Lives Matter

The Post and Courier 20 Jun 2021
Hell of a Book” introduces readers to an unnamed celebrity debut author embarking on a cross-country promotional tour for the book-within-the-book, also titled “Hell of a Book.” The writer is repeatedly visited by The Kid, who looks eerily like a recent African American victim ...

Publication delayed of epic history book amended after being called ‘too white’

The Observer 20 Jun 2021
Richardson is most annoyed with Cohen, even though he has now written to her to say “when you read the book you will be deeply satisfied by my coverage of African American writers” ... “He has enriched himself without properly addressing black history and the African diaspora.

Northwoods Writers Conference to hold virtual public readings June 21-26

Bemidji Pioneer 19 Jun 2021
BEMIDJI -- An award-winning lineup of writers from around the nation will read from their work at virtual readings during BSU’s annual Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, beginning at 6.30 p.m.

Boris Johnson Gifting Biden A Picture Of Frederick Douglass insults those who respect What Douglass Stood For

Press TV 19 Jun 2021
At the recent G7 summit of political leaders, the opportunity arose for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, of the United Kingdom to meet with US President Joe Biden ... Nothing is by accident ... Johnson, on the other hand, is said to have given Biden a photograph of the great African-American abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass ... ... .

Juneteenth to celebrate Black freedom today

The Scranton Times-Tribune 19 Jun 2021
Tyrone Holmes didn’t think he’d see Juneteenth become a federal holiday in his lifetime ... “If you go back throughout history, there’s been many battles won, wars won, to try to turn the tide of race relations in this country, but that day served as one of the biggest events in African American history the day slaves were freed.”. Contact the writer.

Africa needs a unique identity that is linked to its heritage - Alban Bagbin charges African countries

Ghana Web 18 Jun 2021
The Speaker of Parliament hosted executives of the Pan African Writers Association Thursday ... The Speaker was addressing a delegation from the Pan African Writers Association led by its Secretary-General, Dr ... The Pan African Writers Association called on the Speaker to make an ...

Let’s develop and sell our uniqueness – Speaker

Joy Online 18 Jun 2021
Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has charged African countries to focus on developing an identity that is linked with their heritage ... The Speaker was addressing a delegation from the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) in Parliament on Thursday.

The Promise by Damon Galgut review – legacies of apartheid

The Observer 18 Jun 2021
In The Good Doctor, which was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2003, a cynical South African doctor is challenged by a naively ideological new colleague ... And in trying to navigate the demands of being a South African writer and being a writer who just happens to be South African, The Promise is a fascinating, if inevitably partial, achievement.

International Booker winner David Diop: ‘It’s war that’s savage, not the soldiers’

The Guardian 18 Jun 2021
The author of At Night All Blood Is Black discusses the unheard African voices of the first world war and the inspiration for his violent antihero David Diop, the first French novelist and the first writer of African heritage to win the International Booker ...

Speaking Volumes | Learn more about writer and poet Gwendolyn Brooks at Manatee County library

Bradenton Herald 18 Jun 2021
Chicago is home to many aspiring writers, including Gwendolyn Brooks, an African American poet, author and teacher. Although born in Kansas, Brooks spent her entire life in Chicago, a place ... .

President Biden Signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

Windermere Sun 18 Jun 2021
Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing“, and reading of works by noted African-American writers, such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou.

Learn more about Juneteenth at the McDowell County Public Library

McDowell News 18 Jun 2021
Three displays at the Marion Public Library feature the Juneteenth flag, the African flag, and many pieces of literature from children’s books to adults about different moments in history ... Fact #1 ... Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs, and reading of works by noted African American writers ... .

Darnella Frazier's Pulitzer citation is not enough

The Philadelphia Tribune 18 Jun 2021
As a writer, I am ready to congratulate the winners every year when the Pulitzer Board announces its awards — and to commiserate with friends who had hoped to make that storied list ... At that time only 30 named African Americans had won awards.

Irish writers in running for big prizes and Yan Ge signs two-book deal with Faber

The Irish Times 18 Jun 2021
The 2021 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing shortlisted writers have been announced, revealing five stories by authors Doreen Baingana (Uganda); Meron Hadero (Ethiopia); Rémy Ngamije (Namibia); Troy Onyango (Kenya) and Iryn Tushabe (Uganda).