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African artists find revolution on the internet

As the internet opens up Africa, Kenyan collective Just a Band uses its new-found freedom of expression to reach a global audience. Nairobi: They built their reputation with wild music videos featuring a flying animated turtle and a campy urban hero often considered Kenya’s first internet sensation. But when it came time to choose the subject for their video of […]

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RIP Chinua Achebe: May Your Soul Rest In Peace

Legendary Nigeria Writer Chinua Achebe has passed away. The death of the then, Boston, MA based professor was confirmed on Friday 21 March 2012 by relatives. According to the UK’s Guardian newsparer, after the news first broke out in media and press, it was eventually confirmed by his agent and his publisher. He was 82 […]

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Chinua Achebe Refuses $US1m Offer For “Things Fall Apart”

Popular rapper 50 Cent may be a super star in the United States of America where he plies his trade in the music industry, but his stardom was not enough to sway one of Africa’s greatest playwrights and superstar novelist, Nigerian born Chinua Achebe when he attempted to adapt the theme Things Fall Apart for […]

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