Books: Yasuke the first Samurai of African origin, a story told by Serge Bilé

Ivorian journalist and writer Serge Bilé published a few months ago "Yasuke, the black samurai". This is the exciting adventure of a slave torn from his native Africa, who then became the first foreigner to join the prestigious Japanese warrior elite. Who is Yasuke ? He is a man from the Makua community of present-day…

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Esther Mahlangu, the Matriarch of Contemporary Ndebele Art, Receives Honorary Doctorate

Internationally acclaimed Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg for "her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator. 82 years old Esther Mahlangu is a South African artist from the Ndebele nation. She is known for her contemporary paintings that reference…

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Theater: “The Rise & Fall of an African Hero”, a play written and directed by Ricky Dujany

Through his play The rise & fall of an African hero, Ricky Dujany helps rediscover the life and death of Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso (1983 -1987). The play inspired by Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", is taking place at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Sankara brought considerable changes to mentality of his country, refused foreign aid (under…

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VanLeles, magnifies African gemstones

Vânia Leles has founded the first luxury jewellery brand using African gemstones only. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds are among the most well-known and desired precious stones. You can find African gemstones in several countries of the continent. But Anvers, Jaipur or Thailand are known to be their main trading locations. Just few African people benefit from…

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Chimamanda’s “Americanah” listed as one of 15 remarkable Women Books of the 21st Century

In recognition of the Black Women History Month, Chimamanda's book, Americanah, has been listed as one of 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way fiction was being written and read in the 21st century. The book was listed by the New York Times Staff Book Critics among fiction books, each of which…

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With “Kissoro Tribal Game” Teddy Kossoko wants to promote African history and cultures

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the young Central African entrepreneur Teddy Kossoko launched "Kissoro Tribal Game", a video game that aims to promote African history and cultures. Teddy Kossoko created "Kissoro Tribal Game", inspired by the traditional Central African board game called Kissoro, one of the oldest games in the world, equivalent of chess, or…

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