Culture

Kente Cloth of the Asante and Ewe People

Kente Cloth produced by the Asante and Ewe people of Ghana has been valued by its creators for centuries and holds great cultural significance. In recent years the material has been used to create new products that can be sold to a larger number of consumers. The cloth is of

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Some of the greatest African Boxers II

Africa hasn’t just produced good boxers in the past, it had produced some of the best in the world. SAMUEL PETER (NIGERIAN): Samuel Peter of Nigeria won the WBC Heavyweight World Title in 2008. An incredibly strong boxer, he won 17 of his first 18 contests by knockout. He boxed

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Some of the greatest African boxers of all time

The best boxers in the world are professional boxers. These men box to earn money for a living, entertaining millions of people around the world. They try to win fights for money, and when they win fights they start boxing better people, until the best people who’ve won a lot

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Some of the greatest African boxers of all time

The best boxers in the world are professional boxers. These men box to earn money for a living, entertaining millions of people around the world. They try to win fights for money, and when they win fights they start boxing better people, until the best people who’ve won a lot

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Mental Pain in Bessie Head’s novel ‘A Question of Power’

MENTAL PAIN IN BESSIE HEAD’S NOVEL ‘A QUESTION OF POWER’ The character Elisabeth in Bessie Head’s novel ‘A Question of Power’ is schizophrenic. For Elisabeth being schizophrenic means that she sees and hears things that don’t exist, is unclear in her thinking, and changes her behaviour very quickly. ELISABETH’S CONDITION

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Living Voices: Saving Africa’s endangered languages

A language is endangered when there is a risk of it falling out of use. This happens when speakers die or lose fluency in favour of speaking another language. Endangered languages can become ‘dead’ when there are no more native speakers, or ‘extinct’ when nobody can speak the language at

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African Stars’ Golden Premier League Season

THE GOLDEN BOOT In the most exciting end to an English Premier League season in years, Africa’s golden boys came out on top, sharing the Golden Boot for the season’s top scorer. Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Egypt’s Mo Salah all finished the season on 22 goals, each

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Who Should Write African Fiction?

In her talk on ‘The Danger of the Single Story’, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche indicated that current literature presented only one image of Africa. This Africa was always rural, impoverished, and riddled with AIDS. Novels did not depict the vibrant and diverse Africa that she knew. Growing up in America, Adiche

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