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Nicholle Kobi’s Empowering Illustrations

The world is filled with beautiful artwork. However, artist Nicholle Kobi decided that the world was filled with beautiful artworks, but not enough that displayed black women in a positive light. The French-Congolese artist became determined to display the beauty and intellect of black women through her online illustrations. NICHOLE

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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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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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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Culture and Feminism in Literature

[wiki]Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie[/wiki] is a Nigerian writer. She has written many award-winning books exploring themes of identity, religion, politics, family and many more. She is a strong [wiki]feminist[/wiki] and gives many reasons why it is important that we fight for gender equality. Her work demonstrates how literature can be for

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