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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 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.
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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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
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
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...
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.
Hello everyone! I am starting an African Writers Series as part of #iyorereads #AFRILIT on Instagram (@AFRILIT) where I share my African book collection/recommend books for you to read. I'm open to recieve any book recommendation that I do not already have. Do you have a favorite African author/book? Let me know in the comment :) Let's stay connected Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_iyore/ Tumblr: http://iyore.tumblr.com Snapchat @iyore –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Music: Safari Time by Jingle Punks
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...
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/
Check our Top 10 African Authors (in no particular order of course).
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
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."
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.
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.
Tendai Sithole presents his approach to writing, the importance of privileging the African archive. This following by a discussion with Patricia McFadden during inaugural Alumnae conference of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI)
Interviewed by Shalini Gidoomal, Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Chair of the Caine Prize talks about: how African literary prize winners begin to see more potential in themselves; how African writing has come out of the back corners in bookshops; how publishers are more open to work from outside of the USA and Europe; how writers now have a chance to "sit at the table"; and how publishing in Africa can be helped to produce more writers. Due to a camera malfunction, this interview was filmed on an iPad.
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