To end racism, we will have to change the structures from which it draws its mandate, and get rid of liberal and right-wing politicians who give it oxygen while we are being asphyxiated.
Mukoma wa Ngugi’s opening remarks at the launch (today) of the 2020 Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival in The Hague.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.
Everyone but the Chibok girls–subjects of #BringBackOurGirls–and their families in Nigeria have moved on, but history does not march on for the victims.
There is not a single journal devoted to literary criticism in an African language or any writer residencies that encourage writing in African languages.
Can an African language literature prize be inherently Pan-African?
These are the days when corporate America can tell U.S. workers to stop complaining. They too would be part of the 1% if only they lived in Haiti, or Kenya or Uganda.
To my ear Achebe’s voice is always measured even at its most defiant.
The question for Western journalists is this – when it comes to Africa, why do you not tell the whole story of the humanity at work even in times of extreme violence?