I cringe whenever I see that word in a news article. And I see it so often in journalese. Stories about developing countries often feature phrases like tribal healer, tribal […]
There’s an upcoming series that’s caught my eye, thanks to Afriquette.com. It’s called Black Lady Goddess by Nigerian-American-Guyanese content creator/director/filmmaker Chelsea Odufu. This young woman has a powerful voice. “I […]
Storyteller. At its basic level, the word conveys the role of someone who preserves the memories, beliefs, aspirations, experiences of a people, a society, a civilization. Storytelling is the convergence of many disciplines, as many disciplines involve storytelling such as history, sociology, anthropology, photography and of course, literature.
I appreciate the storytelling that is done on a micro-level that requires one-one-one interaction with people on-the-ground.
Researchers say that it’s the ability of humans to tell stories that has greatly contributed to our survival as a dominant species.
So, the world is still on the Black Panther film hype. Jesse Holland @jessejholland author of “The Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?” has described the success of this movie as […]
Rwanda is shaking off its violent past and young content creators- writers, bloggers, filmmakers, journalists- are trying to tell the world that Rwanda is more than a post-genocide nation. I took a trip to Rwanda a few months ago to meet some of the young people.
You Don’t Have To Be White To Save The World I borrowed the title of this post, “African Superheroes, You Don’t Have To Be White To Save The […]
A few weeks ago, a Nigerian journalist uncovered alleged cases of rape and sodomy in a boys’ school in Kano, northern Nigeria. Reporting on a sensitive cultural taboo, the journalist […]
A few years ago, baffled by unfolding events in Darfur, I went to listen to an academic speak at London’s Frontline Club. A recognised expert on Sudan, he began by […]
Michael Hastings, a respected young journalist for Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed, was killed in a car accident in Los Angeles Tuesday, according to his boss, BuzzFeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith. Hastings, who was 33, was […]
Pick a theme. Generalise. Network with celebrities and stay ideologically fashionable. Avoid complexity and above all, never consult the vast body of literature on the continent “Thinking Africa” is complicated, […]