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For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”
8 months ago

For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”

“For us, this shit is for us” confidently sings Solange on the track “F.U.B.U.,” making it clear that some things are primarily for black folk, for us, and if …
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Brand New Nollywood Drama ’76 Gives You Love and War
8 months ago

Brand New Nollywood Drama ’76 Gives You Love and War

If you’re like me, you find the classic Nollywood film, the type marked by a melodramatic script, religious/spiritual overtones, and DIY production, hard to get into. You’re more …
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Banele Khoza on Art and Temporary Feelings
9 months ago

Banele Khoza on Art and Temporary Feelings

Banele Khoza, born in Swaziland and based in Pretoria, South Africa, has held over forty exhibitions alongside other artists and recently held his first solo exhibition at the …
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BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music
9 months ago

BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music

Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, or BCUC for short, is a band that makes “music for the people by the people with the people.” …
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The Wedding Party takes SOLD OUT Audiences at TIFF
10 months ago

The Wedding Party takes SOLD OUT Audiences at TIFF

 A conniving Mother-in-law, a jealous ex-girlfriend, a best man missing in action; just a small sample of some of the hilarious characters over 1400 attendees met at the …
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8 African podcasts to plug into
10 months ago

8 African podcasts to plug into

Whether you’re new to the world of podcasts or a serial listener in search of an Afro-focused show to add to your subscriptions, here are eight episodes of …
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The Foxy Five Redefine the F Word: Feminism
10 months ago

The Foxy Five Redefine the F Word: Feminism

The Foxy Five is a new comedy/drama webseries which follows the lives of five women living in Cape Town, South Africa. Through the five characters Blaq Beauty, Femme …
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Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
11 months ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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7 African storybooks my children will read
11 months ago

7 African storybooks my children will read

Literature is an integral component of building language and communication skills. Therefore, bedtime stories and children’s books are the perfect way to hand down stories, and to preserve …
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Summer 2016 Reading List
12 months ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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