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What makes an African Writer?

By Pinky Khoabane Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela In the course of doing the African literature project in which she had to look at how modern African writers had modified…


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Today in History: Saxophonist Charlie Parker dies

Article first published in Bio http://www.biography.com/people/charlie-parker-9433413#creating-bebop Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop. QUOTES “Don’t play the saxophone….


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CULTURE: Gcina Mhlophe – The Dancer

My daughter studies African literature and in this week, she’s looking at how modern poets have adopted African traditional poetry and modernised it in their work. She chose Gcina Mhlophe’s The…



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Fake News About “Fake News”

An interesting piece from Media Lens on the manufactured phenomenon of “fake news”. Long but well worth it.  In the wake of Brexit and Trump, ‘mainstream’ media have done the…