BlackKKKlansman: injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Spike Lee adopted the Africana tradition of story-telling in his award-winning film about a 1970s Black detective, Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, son of Denzel) who, as the first black cop in the city, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and also infiltrated a radical Black Students’ Union in Colorado Springs and eventually…

Nigeria’s Futur: An Interview with Noo Saro-Wiwa about her book

Erika Degortes – TRANSCEND Media Service  Looking for Transwonderland (travels in Nigeria)[i] is the title of a fabulous book by Noo Saro-Wiwa, a British/Nigerian writer and journalist. Those who know her story[ii] could expect a book of complaint or where the prevailing attitude is to points out the rot. Actually, the book shows that through…

The whitest lie By Abhirami Sriram

Toni Morrison’s most recent work of fiction, God Help the Child, begins and ends with an actual hue and cry. A light-skinned mother takes one look at her newborn daughter, and: “She was so black she scared me. Midnight black, Sudanese black. Tar is the closest I can think of, yet her hair don’t go…

Lessons From the Bamemba Tribe

  I’ve been intrigued by this tribe ever since I heard about them while listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer speak on their unique tradition. Take a moment to read about it below and share your thoughts. I hope it touches you the way it has touched me…. “In South Africa the Babemba tribe treats people…

Book Review: It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower, Michela Wrong (HarperCollins, 354pp, 2009) by Edward B. Rackley

A fast-moving tale of intrigue, deception and murder, It’s Our Turn to Eat follows conflicted patriot John Githongo into battle with a $1 billion USD corruption scheme directed by co-workers in Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki’s administration. The arc of events leading to his exile in Britain, the barrage of threats by Kenyan security agents and…

Urbain, Olivier, editor. Music and Conflict Transformation: Harmonies and Dissonances in Geopolitics. 2008. I.B. Tauris, UK, in collaboration with the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Tokyo, Japan. BY THERESA WOLFWOOD. DIRECTOR, THE BARNARD-BOECKER CENTRE FOUNDATION

“Music has an inexplicable way of elevating humankind to its noblest action.” Youssou N´Dour, Senegalese singer “…creative ability is a quintessential part of being human: to assert one´s Creativity is also to assert one´s Humanity.” Dennis Brutus, South African poet “…music can enable people, somehow, to ´get inside´ each other´s minds, feel each other´s suffering…

Belles Lettres. A tous ceux qui sont nés d’une femme…

C’est depuis belle lurette que les femmes se battent pour l’amélioration de leur condition humaine. Et, pas de doute, l’inspiration du roman d’Assia-Printemps Gibirila intitulé Elles, publié aux éditions les plumes d’Ocris, est tirée et traverse cette longue lutte séculaire. Cet ouvrage à l’écriture simple est un véritable hommage à celles qui accouchent la vie….