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Top 10 cookbooks written by phenomenal women

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Aug 2022
Somali chef Hassan and renowned food writer Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations – South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea ... Sitole is an icon in the South African food ...

Estelle Loretta Merrifield

The News-Gazette 07 Aug 2022
Descended from one of the early African American families that settled in Champaign County around 1867, she was born in her family home in Champaign on July 4, 1926, to parents Cecil D ... She was a Champaign County African American History Committee member and a frequent contributing writer for its newsletter, Through the Years.
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Bitcoiners Are Building The Future They Want To See: Experiences From 30 Bitcoin Meetups

Bitcoin Magazine 07 Aug 2022
While traveling across the country visiting Bitcoin meetups, Captain Sidd found Bitcoiners have many things in common, but most importantly, they are all doers. This is an opinion editorial by Captain Sidd, finance writer and contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. “When deeds speak, words are nothing.” — African proverb ... Through 11,500 miles across the U.S.

IOL Sport soccer writers predict the 2022/23 DStv Premiership Table

Independent online (SA) 06 Aug 2022
There is no longer a “big three” in South African football and we are bound to see some twists and turns. IOL Sport’s team of football writers put their heads on the block and predict where each team will finish in the league ... league will pan out according to our esteemed writers.

India need not compete with China to set up basesIndia has a long-standing relationship with ...

Deccan Herald 05 Aug 2022
The Indian Ocean has a pivotal role in the Indo- Pacific concept. India and Japan among the Quad countries are interested in the Indian Ocean between India and Africa ... Sri Lanka and Maldives are India’s neighbours ... Read . The scramble for sea power ... (The writer is India’s former ambassador to Germany, Indonesia, Ethiopia ASEAN and the African Union ... ....

Zimbabwean novelist Dangarembga to face trial in 2020 protest case

Reuters 04 Aug 2022
HARARE, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Prize-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga will face trial next week for staging an anti-government protest in 2020, a court ruled on Thursday ... Register ... 10 ... The 63-year-old's first novel, "Nervous Conditions", won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1989 ... ....

Don Mattera: man of pain and struggle, love and hope

Mail Guardian South Africa 01 Aug 2022
A poet, writer, political activist and mentor to many, Mattera never shied away from speaking truth to power ... For an essay for English, I wrote about “writers in times of oppression” and referenced South African writers, of which, if memory serves me correctly, Don Mattera was one ... to his ancestors grounded in indigenous African spirituality.

Fort Smith diversity in the newsroom and in the news

Fort Smith Times Record 01 Aug 2022
Fort Smith's first Black Mayor George McGill, 75, was once a sports writer for the Southwest Times Record in the early 1970s after he served in the Army ... "When I worked there I was the only African American in the newsroom. I was the only Black writer," McGill said.

The story behind 'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols' iconic interracial kiss

McAlester News-Capital 01 Aug 2022
Nichols’ campaign recruited several trailblazing astronauts, including Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, Guion Bluford, the first African American in space, and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space ... Nichols continued to push for African Americans to have more power in film and television.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers Of The Future Is Now Available In South Africa

MENA FN 29 Jul 2022
(MENAFN - EIN Presswire) 'L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37' –L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future– is now available in South Africa and endorsed by African ... .

10 books to add to your reading list in August

The Los Angeles Times 29 Jul 2022
For East African novelists, this year’s Nobel was no head-scratcher. Much of the world may consider him obscure, but to generations of writers with African roots, Abdulrazak Gurnah is both an influence and a role model ... writer distilled American hope and despair into summer’s big literary debut.

State capture’s revolving door

Independent online (SA) 29 Jul 2022
The challenges facing our people, the majority being black, working-class and poor, are well-known ... This profit-driven conduct is not even in the interests of broader capitalist and petty capitalist strata, let alone society at large, says the writer. Picture. African News Agency (ANA) ... * Mapaila General Secretary of the South African Communist Party .

The Last Reversal

The New York Review of Books 28 Jul 2022
In the mid-sixth century AD a North African writer named ...

From the NS archive: Labelled

New Statesman 27 Jul 2022
“No one is particularly interested in a black writer who wants to write as freely and as widely as possible,” wrote the novelist and poet Ben Okri in 1985 ... And then there were others who maintained that an African writer could not hope for much in terms of achievement because the language was alien to them ... I told him that I was a writer.

Remembering Don Mattera

Mail Guardian South Africa 26 Jul 2022
My father was a collector of books from various parts of the continent and the world – including the African Writers Series – and my high school was wonderfully diverse in its reading subject matter, despite being a British school.

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