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‘Lincoln in Bardo’ Wins Man Booker Prize

Lincoln in Bardo is a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. The book is based on a real visit President Abraham Lincoln made in 1862 to the body of

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Nnedi Okorafor’s Omi is a Soul Tale from a Certain Point of View

We all know the Star Wars galaxy are a mysterious lot, a weirdly wonderful menagerie of creatures who are misunderstood, marginalized, and regarded as monsters. From story of Omi, Nnedi creates a powerful fantastical world

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The Made in China Artist

The phrase “Made in China” resonates as a distinct experience in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. More than often, the phrase suggests a product is fake and unauthentic. Of course, the consumerist culture is very well

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Meet African Sci-Fi Filmmaker

Born in Nairobi, Wanuri is part of the new generation of African storytellers. Her stories and films have received international acclaim. Her films screened in numerous film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has

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Skin Color and Inference: Postmodern Research Findings

Teju Cole begins his collection of essays Known and Strange Things with a composition on the “Black Body”. James Baldwin had written about his visit to a Swedish village called Leuk and Teju Cole, in his quest

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