Read Africa

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Read Africa: Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a critically acclaimed author who has been very successful in attracting a new generation of readers to African culture. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (published in 2003), received worldwide praise as well as several awards. Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun is one the most revered contemporary pieces of … Continue reading

Crystal Tettey; A revolutionary piece of Africa’s puzzle

“Punctured emotions find solace in intellectual erection Who knew you would let me crawl In the dark crevices of your unexplored mind…. Your mind turns me on…” Internationally acclaimed Spoken word artist, singer and collagist, Crystal Tettey is a revolutionary piece of Africa’s puzzle. This Malagasy-Ghanaian possesses a voice that makes you want to close … Continue reading

Discovering Chimamanda

Before reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”, I had been so drawn by her very presence in videos. She is the first African woman I recall counting as one of “The Greats” in my list of people who continue to inspire me. I don’t exactly remember how I came across her, but … Continue reading

Black Hooker

Possessing double-edged tongues they cut me with their cruel words Speaking in rising tones as if within me lies a demon they’re trying to purge Even in silence their penetrating eyes devour my self-punctured skin. For they say a thousand things more that will make the darkest face go ashen They sit in their comfort … Continue reading