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2018 Brittle Paper Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Brittle Paper Awards have been announced. The award was established in 2017 to recognize the finest, original pieces of writing by Africans published online. As a celebration of all that is good and new in the internet and social media world of African literature, the Brittle Paper Awards draws attention […]

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Recruiting The First Black Member

By Helen Zille As South Africa’s economy entered a boom cycle, we were on a slippery slope. There was only one conclusion. The DA had to grow. And to do so, we had to extend our support among black voters. Tony recognised this. He asked me to establish a beachhead into new territory – the […]

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Open Calls for Six Funded Artist Residencies at ISCP!

ISCP invites professional artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply for a fully-funded 6-month residency with monthly stipend for all living costs and a public project, from July 1–December 31, 2018….. Click here to read full article

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Pass the Books. Hold the Oil

EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel […]

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Silent Cyril either knew the bank was being robbed or he didn’t

By Tom Eaton At the end of a railway line‚ in the middle of a dusty town‚ there is a bank. It is small‚ little more than four stone walls‚ but it is vital to the townsfolk‚ because inside those walls is a vault; and inside the vault is the money that represents all the […]

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Negotiating the tricky thicket of love, adoption and race

A Person My Colour – Love, adoption and parenting while white, by Marina Dahlmanns (Modjaji Books) What the subtitle of this absorbing book doesn’t tell you is that Marina Dahlmanns and her husband Alan’s three adopted children are black. The couple made a conscious decision to adopt the first two, a girl and a boy, […]

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Stop Feeling Guilty About Having So Many Unread Books

Intro Is your bookshelf teeming with more books than you have time to read? Or do your unread books induce feelings of guilt? If so, you may be practicing the ancient Japanese art of tsundoku, that is, buying more books than you’ll ever read….. Click here to read full article.

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IN GBAGADA: Publisher Seye Kehinde, City People In Messy N70m Suit For Copyright Theft

Seye Kehinde, founder and publisher of bestselling soft sell magazine, City People, has been dragged to court for copyright theft and the passing off of someone else’s writing as his own work. Click to read full article

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2018 is the End of Social Media as we Know It

Teens are now hyper aware of their mobile addiction and app consumption patterns. They are trying to cut the habit. This is resulting in a great exodus from older apps such as Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram in favor of niche apps that are peer- or video-centric. YouTube and Snapchat will be big winners here.  […]

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The Train To Moscow

By Wale Okediran I was a long way from home and after a few days watching soccer and sightseeing in Saint Petersburg, I would be heading north by train to the Russian capital city of Moscow. The following days up in Moscow would be busy days filled with travelling mostly by the Metro, watching more […]

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