To many in South Africa, iconic anti-apartheid student leader and co-founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in the country in the 1960s Steve Biko is both the face and voice of politically-active and socially-conscious youth across all strata. Next to Nelson Mandela, he also seems to be one of the most-illustrated anti-apartheid freedom fighters.
The above designs were created by Johannesburg illustration studio Negritude Republic and, ‘explores the visionary of the 21th century Diverse thinkers influenced by political and artistic movement of the same name Black- conscious — coined by the Bikonscious that examines the history, impact, and transmutations of Biko’s cultural movement’.
song- feel good
needed this today
Veil Of Silence – A Nigerian LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender & Human Rights Film. (Very much needed film, too many of us cant be out at home for fear of life. bravo to folks taking action on a levels to secure human rights, dignity, and those brave to live out loud.)
On the brink of an impending law that could re-write their destinies, young group of sexual minorities in Nigeria defy all odds in the pursuit of happiness.
In the midst of all, their strength, resilience, vulnerability is brought to fore in this informative and mind-blowing documentary
Produced and Directed by Habeeb Lawal
Cinematography by; Emmy Award winner, Greg Harriott.
Editor: Zishun Ning
Asst.Editor: Joe Parker
Original Music Score: John Delvento, Miles Bergsma.
Executive Producer: TIERS
DYNAMIC AFRICA HOLIDAY GIFT LIST ITEM #10: Art Books
Various books that cover different aspects of art throughout Africa and from African artists.
Unfortunately, I personally don’t own any of these books, yet. However, they’ve been sitting in my personal Amazon wishlist for what seems like forever so I thought I’d share them with you.
I’ve created a Dynamic Africa Amazon account and added these books to a public wishlist to make it easier for anyone interested in purchasing these books to access.
For more posts on African art and artists, this tag should sort you out.
A woman undergoes an eye exam at a temporary clinic set by the Center for Eye Health abt 217 mil of Nairobi, Kenya.
The organization is running clinics for 5,000 patients using the app Peek Vision, doctors can give patients a full exam using a smartphone.
The phone conducts cataract scans and basic eye tests, and uses the phone’s flash to illuminate the back of the eye for signs of disease.
More at —-> africanstories.tumblr.com
Ama Ata Aidoo was the first African woman playwright, publishing The Dilemma of a Ghost (1965) at the age of 25. She is a poet, a novelist and a feminist.
The documentary follows Aidoo over a course of a year during which she travels to her ancestral village in the Central Region of Ghana.
Aidoo’s writing is rich in historical and cultural context, dealing with slavery, drawing inspiration from colonial Ghana and the post-independence period to present day Africa where support for women’s creative talent remains lacking.
Award-winning director Yaba Badoe (The Witches of Gambaga, 2010) and her producer Amina Mama, a leading feminist scholar, are crowd-funding $45,000 on Indiegogo to cover post-production costs. One-third of the project budget is being covered by donors such as the African Women’s Development Fund and the Global Fund for Women but you can be a donor too.
"When I was growing up, I definitely remember my mother told us folktales. Once I became aware of myself, I occurred to me that I should add to life’s stories."
"Ghanaians have always been nervous about the presence of people of diaspora here. And I think that was in part, due to the fact that they remind us of what we don’t want to deal with. And if fact, in the wake of the slave trade, we were colonized, conquered and again, we have not really dealt with the implications of colonization. What is colonization?
So the relationship between us and the African diaspora is charged”
Intellectual Life and Legacy of the West African City of Timbuktu with Robin Walker: Lecture, Discussion and Book Launch Tuesday 5 November 2013 at 7pm sharp
Everybody has heard of Timbuktu, but what do we really know about this mysterious city? Popular mythology presents Timbuktu as the most distant place on earth. Others describe it as a great early centre of West African learning that has still preserved its early manuscripts? What is the truth? Where is the evidence?
Robin Walker ‘the Black History Man’ will address these fascinating questions.
Moreover, his recently reprinted books When We Ruled and Intellectual Life and Legacy of Timbuktu will be available for sale.
Come along to the lecture, discussion, and book launch. You will learn about:
- What secrets are actually contained in the Timbuktu Manuscripts
- Timbuktu’s book industry and library system that our ancestors set up in the sixteenth century!
- How Medieval Africans drew up legal contracts with each other back in the day
- The Timbuktu authors who wrote poetry dedicated to the pleasure of drinking tea!
IMPORTANT *** Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to CONFIRM your attendance *** IMPORTANTCost: £5.00 (and £3.00 for children)Event: Intellectual Life and Legacy of the West African City of TimbuktuVenue: Learie Constantine, 43-47 Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2ET - Near Willesden Bus GarageWhen: Tuesday 5November 2013 at 7pm sharpNearest tube: Dollis HillBuses: 302, 297, 260, 266
Nigeria Ranks Bottom 10 In The World In Almost Everything: To Act Or Give-up? By Dr. Peregrino Brimah
Below is a compilation of just a few indices in which Nigeria ranks proudly at the bottom 10 in the entire world:
#8 – General Corruption: Nigeria is 8th most corrupt nation in the world according to Transparency International 2013 Global Corruption Barometer.
#4 – Police corruption: Nigeria ranked 4th highest in the world for perceiving the police as corrupt, according to the same Transparency survey.
#1 – Being born: The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU ranked Nigeria the worst place to be born in 2013.