Culture

Congo: The Fire of Origins

Congolese author, Emmanuel Dongala, should be in any list of acclaimed African authors. He Grew up in Congo, but left for a western education in the US and France to get, amazingly, a degree in Chemistry. Even now, he …

Burundi: Oh, We’ve Moved to Burundi

Burundi is not a country you hear about often. In fact, some people would tell you that indigenes actually dissuade tourism and celebrations of culture. But it really is not surprising because the country has been through so much in …

The African Proverbs Project Edition #3

The African Proverbs Project Edition #3 See more here…

Drum Magazine

This article by Journey Man TV talks about the South African magazine, Drum, which was published in the 1950s. Drum was a ‘black magazine in a white world’ and represented many positive things to the Blacks of South Africa living …

Les Sapeurs De Congo

Most people who have watched Solange Knowles ‘Losing You’ music videos will probably be familiar with The Sapeurs of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The video, along with the beautiful pictorial diary called Gentlemen of Bakongo by photographer Daniele Tamagni, …

Wangari’s Trees of Peace

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be …

A Guide to Birds of East Africa

A Guide to Birds of East Africa is a lovely novel set in contemporary Kenya about competition, love and wildlife and undertones of politics. “For the past three years, the widower Mr. Malik has been secretly in love with Rose …

Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is an interesting story by Lola Shoneyin of a polygamous home headed by Baba Segi. When Baba Segi takes on a fourth wife who doesn’t fit in, the family is almost shattered as …

Kinshasa Symphony – A Documentary

“Kinshasa Symphony” shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the …

Asa Apps

Asa is a range of mobile applications developed by Genii Games that are ‘aimed at promoting and preserving the African culture in its richness”. The apps are targeted at kids aged 1 – 12 years, but I certainly won’t be …