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Caught in a diplomatic crossfire

On a recent trip to northern Nigeria, Zukiswa Wanner finds solace through African sisterhood in a time of xenophobia

Mugabe is a zero, not a hero

"One just has to look at his legacy."

Accra: An Outsider’s Brief Perspective

"Maybe we see possibilities in each other’s countries that we don’t see in our own."

Write the future with young adults

Leaders of this continent need to pay attention to the intellectual need of the majority of the population.

A literary snapshot of Somaliland

As part of the festival, the organisers have worked on ensuring that they nurture a new generation of Somali readers and writers

Libraries must get into our good books

"Our own libraries, like some of our bookstores, seem to sneer at homegrown literature."

Discard the odd and publish in Africa

As we continue using the same blueprint, we will continue mourning the high illiteracy rates and low returns in the book market

No flavour in this book judge

Authors who were anticipating payments were left high and dry by African Flavour Books when the store closed unceremoniously

Vote for parties that live up to promises

Who is likely to ensure I am freer to express discontent while ensuring that I don’t prefer death because healthcare is unaffordable?

Arts department messes up again

"We have someone in charge of the department who understands how best to serve the interests of their stakeholders."

Project spawns stories for young adults

Why do African governments have ministries of arts if they don’t seem to put as much funding into the arts as the Goethe-Instituts of this world?

In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface

Zukiswa Wanner explores Rwanda's ongoing attempts toward equal dignity.

Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected

The book may fall short of expectations because those who have canonised Winnie as the patron saint of black women’s emancipation may take offence.

Campaign against breast cancer all year

"Perhaps this awareness should not be something that is left for the month of October alone."

Why jobs should never trump human dignity

'This man had used the k-word so very casually and later apologised for his ‘total lack of respect’. Not for racism,' writes Zukiswa Wanner

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