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Zimbabwe Writer Dambudzo Marechera Letter to white girlfriend Samantha

Zimbabwe Writer Dambudzo Marechera Letter to white girlfriend Samantha

Zimbabwe Writer Dambudzo Marechera Letter to white girlfriend Samantha Dear Samantha … I think by now you have heard what happened when those hypocrites in administration chased me from their white university giving me an option between being sectioned or expelled. I chose the latter, a decision which shocked them out of their warped wits. […]

The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the history of gold extends back at least 6,000 years; the earliest identifiable, realistically dated finds had been made in Egypt and Mesopotamia 4000 BC. Egyptian wall reliefs from 2300 BC show gold in various stages of refining and mechanical working. During those ancient times, gold was mined from alluvial places. […]

Namibian Tribe Where The Birth Date of a child is Counted Not From Birth But…..

Namibian Tribe Where The Birth Date of a child is Counted Not From Birth But…..

The Himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland) Recently they have also built two villages in Kamanjab which have become a tourist destination. They are mostly a nomadic, pastoral people, closely related to the Herero, and speak Otjihimba, a dialect of […]

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site in the Sahara desert have been defaced with graffiti, Chad’s minister of culture has told the BBC. The graffiti drawn on the paintings, which are about 8,000 years old, was “a tragedy… offensive to the whole history and memory of Chad,” Mahamat Saleh Haroun said. Vandals scrawled […]

Right or Wrong? 10 Popular Terms Ghanaians Use Daily

Right or Wrong? 10 Popular Terms Ghanaians Use Daily

This is Ghana! A country of great culture, heritage, and tradition. Where names and terms are given to things differently from what they are in other parts of the world. Every first timer in Ghana is more than likely going to experience a few difficulties in understanding these terms. However, after a few days of […]

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe is a female hyper realist artist based in Angola. Her artwork has garnered quite an audience. See some of her remarkable drawings, which have left many on social media in awe. When it comes to hyper-realistic drawings from the continent, names such as Babajide Olatunji, Kelvin Okafor, Martin Lawrence Akande, Oresegun Olumide […]

South African film delves into forbidden territory

South African film delves into forbidden territory

“An uncircumcised Xhosa man is a contradiction of in terms, for he is not considered a man at all, but a boy.” The words of late South African president Nelson Mandela in “Long Walk to Freedom” preface the reverence and gravity placed upon “ulwaluko,” the initiation male Xhosa youths must face on their road to […]

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

How the men of Chad’s Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival. Wodaabe men perform the “Yaake” ritual dance as part of the Gerewol, a week-long courtship ceremony in Chad. It must be one of the only African cultures which allows girls to […]

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo’s City of the Dead

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo’s City of the Dead

A girl walks in front of a graffiti painted on the wall of a house located inside the 15th-century complex built by Mameluk Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey, in Cairo’s City of the Dead. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh On a winding road leading into Cairo’s City of the Dead, a cartoon mouse with round ears and green eyes […]

Tanzania’s Sauti Za Busara Festival Ends With a Bang

Tanzania’s Sauti Za Busara Festival Ends With a Bang

Veteran Highlife vocalist and songwriter Pat Thomas flew into Zanzibar from Ghana, with the Kwashibu Area Band on Saturday and gave a thrilling performance before boarding the flight back to Ghana the following day. They have an appointment in Ghana today, which couldn’t be missed, Thomas said. All-the-same, they couldn’t miss the opportunity to perform […]

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