Category Archives: Africa

Homage to My People

 These poems, essays and stories thus represent my effort to think more clearly,

to work out problems; they constitute “my momentary stay against confusion,”

my effort  to  attend to the interior life

Homage to My People

Poems and Essays

By Rose Ure Mezu

Introduction

Thinking is the activity I love best, and writing is simply thinking through my fingers.

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History to Destiny Through Afrocentric Poetry

   

ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes

   

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 Over the years I have known Ukali, he has been a consistent advocate for justice and equality for African people

everywhere. In this book, History to Destiny Through Afrocentric Poetry, Ukali chronicles his lifetime experiences

in America and Africa, and pays homage to our ancestors Langston Hughes, Marcus … Read the rest

A History of Africana Women

   

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 women’s roles in nation-building have largely remained blank pages of  history;

hence, this essay  fills in the blank pages with a reconstructed account of 

women’s contributions by recourse to oral traditions, personal interviews,

eye witness accounts and documentary records.  

 

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Hijacked in Abuja

   

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As the gunmen sped through the streets of Abuja, Mike tried to engage them

in a discussion; he had noticed that three of the robbers were of the Igbo tribe

as they spoke Igbo amongst themselves though tinged in coded slang.

 

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Hijacked in Abuja

By Uche Nworah

 

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The Heart Of Africa

   

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Nnamdi Azikiwe is also amongst the greats, and so is Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa,

the triumvirate’s exploits contributed to the independence we enjoy today.

 

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The Heart Of Africa

 

 By Uche Nworah

 

This country has birthed us though hope it may not have given us all. As we … Read the rest

Gods Visit to Nigeria

   

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Because of the way things are in the politics of Nigeria and the economy, many predicted

that the future will be even harder for the coming generation. But the Almighty

said it would not be so after seeing how things are in the country.

 

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Chocolat African Film

   

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Chocolat is about how racism can prevent two people from looking each other straight in the eyes,

and how they punish each other for the pain that causes them. This is one of the best films of the year.

 

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Chocolat (1989)

Starring: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi Director: Read the rest

Books on African Film

   

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Books on African Film

 

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Books on African Film

African Film: Re-Imagining a Continent / Symbolic Narratives: African Cinema

 African Cinema: Politics and Culture 

Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Perspectives In Sub-Saharan Francophone African Films 

 Black African Cinema  / African Cinemas: Decolonizing the Gaze

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Africa My Motherland Not

   

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I realized last night, arguing with my friend, that it’s hard for me to explain that

my entire life’s work so far—my life-long artistic project—is to record

the folkways, mores, speech, and lives of those descendants of African

slaves in Eatonton, Georgia.  That’s my motherland.

 

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Igbo nation: history, challenges of rebirth and development: Volume Two

Igbo Nation: History, Challenges of Rebirth and Development is a chronicle of the Igbo past, the challenges Ndi Igbo have faced across the centuries, how Igbos have survived discrimination, pogrom, genocide and how now they stand on the threshold of a new renaissance that will make their numbers and business, intellectual and scientific acumen manifest the world over. They probably … Read the rest