Video: African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

Three African authors, all with roots in Nigeria (two living in the United States, the third a South African citizen), participated in a panel discussion at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on March 24. The panel, called “Perspectives from Africa: Ndibe, Okupe, and Omotoso” and moderated by University of Virginia creative writing …

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Weekly Roundup of Uganda News Headlines – 28 October 2015

A selection of Uganda news headlines from the week of October 21-18, 2015, gathered from publications around the globe. Uganda calls for new approach in addressing extremism in Africa Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Uganda’s wildlife ‘travels’ to the UN Source: The Daily Monitor Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Travels to Uganda and Ethiopia Source: U.S. Department of …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 February 2015

Obama’s Legacy in Africa Is One of Broken Promises, Says South African Executive Source: Atlanta Black Star Rwanda matters to Germany Source: East African Business Week ISIS and Boko Haram Source: Africa in Transition Letter from Gabon: An Oil-Rich Oasis Source: Stratfor Global Intelligence Tanzania Plans to Ditch English for Swahili Source: Ventures Africa Gas …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 14 July 2014

Different Shades of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology, by Byron Caminero-Santangelo Release Date: July 16, 2014Publisher: University of Virginia Press Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to legacies of African environmental writing, often neglected as a result of critical perspectives shaped …

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