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Children of Saba – a look at legacy, power and heritage

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Children of Saba’ is a story about an ancient race responsible for throwing shadows on time’s dawn. It bequeaths one family with a legacy so powerful it could end all existence as we know it.

N.K. Read

N.K. Read

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Ghana to host 2014 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa was established by The Lumina Foundation in 2005. The prize honors Africa’s great writers bringing recognition to their work. They also make books available and affordable by subsidizing the publication of books in their top list.

Wale Okediran, Kopano Matlwa and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani  - shortlisted for the Wole Soyinka Prize, at the award ceremony, April 30 2010

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Warsame Shire Awale killed

Written by Shirlene Brown | October 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Warsame Shire Awale was gunned down by unknown assailants near his home on Monday evening.

Warsame Shire Awale

Warsame had received death threats because of his work and songs calling for people to join the police, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists.

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Warsan Shire shares powerful prose

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-Somali who has quite a way with words.   She is fierce; she is talented; she is a creative wordsmith.

Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire

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Pisho Pencil inspires children to read

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Jamati: Give us a little bit of background on you.

My full name is Vaishnavi Ram Mohan, but everyone calls me Vaish.  I was born in May 1994 and I’m a junior-year student at United States International University in Nairobi. I’m a psychology major and an aspiring author. Aside from writing, I play chess and I love reading novels and traveling.

The Incredible Adventures of Pisho Pencil

The Incredible Adventures of Pisho Pencil

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Munaluchi Bridal “Bible” Magazine Spring/Summer 2011 issue in-stores January 25th!

Written by Prudence Chauke | January 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

2011 Coming at a Barnes and Noble’s and Border”s near you is the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, featuring MTV’s Lala Vazquez gracing the cover in her stunning Vera Wang wedding gown. In this newest issue, Munaluchi magazine will take you into a journey of  real wedding’s including Lala’s star studded wedding.

For those who are in the dark about the Magazine, Munaluchi bridal magazine is Africa’s brain child that is built on how to improve the options for the bride of color, by offering much needed opportunities to easily source wedding information in quest of their dream wedding.

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Munaluchi Bridal Magazine- The modern bridal bible, for the bride of color

Written by Prudence Chauke | August 6, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Munaluchi-Spring-Summer-2010-496x600Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Eronmwon Balogun the creative director of “Munaluchi Bridal Magazine“, “a publication built on how to improve/enhance the options for the bride of color. “Munaluchi Bridal” is the modern face of the African/Caribbean brides. The representation of the brides is perfectly executed, and it shares with its readers opportunities to successfully source wedding information including banquet halls, photographers, wedding gowns , invitation cards, e.t.c.

This magazine is a true prime source for all brides of color who are looking for top notch wedding vendors. One of the big points about this magazine, is how they impressively and tastefully showcase both the western and traditional parts of the wedding, redefining the face and style of  the bride of color.

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Introducing ‘Through the Gates of Thought’

Written by ameyaw debrah | June 24, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Deep thinker, Nana Awere Damoah is fast becoming a prolific writer in the area of his peculiar style of writing. His stimulating brand new book, “Through the Gates of Thought” is an eclectic collection of stories, articles, poems, which touch various aspects of everyday life.

Gates of Thought cover

Gates of Thought cover

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Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste

Written by Prudence Chauke | January 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

lionfinal-coverBeneath the Lion’s Gaze is a novel by Maaza Mengiste an Addis Ababa, Ethiopian born author with an MFA in creative writing from New York University.

This novel is about “an epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a  family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopians revolution”. “It tells a gripping  story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction before. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic and indelibly tragic.

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‘New American Table’ by Marcus Samuelsson

Written by Prudence Chauke | October 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Ethiopian-born and Swedish-raised reknowned chef Kassahun Tsegie, better known as Marcus Samuelsson, is the co-owner of Aquavit and C-House restaurant and the youngest chef ever to receive a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times. Chef Marcus is at it again, promoting his new book titled ‘New American Table‘, a bridging gap between a cook book and a travelougue that celebrates the ethnic influences on the American ways of  eating. The book is infused with 300 different types of meals  that be enjoyed during breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

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How Not to Write About Africa, by Binyavanga Wainaina :Narrated by Djimon Hounsou

Written by Prudence Chauke | October 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment

How not to write about Africa”  is a satire piece by Kenyan born and raised and New York-based author and an award-winning  journalist, Binyavanga Wainaina. Binyavanga is currently a Bard Fellow and  Director at the Chinua Achebe Center for African Literature and Languages in Bard College.

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