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Thawing Colonial Blocs – Reminiscing PaGya 2019

Lately, numerous festivals have been held across the African continent. With this increase in the number of literary festivals, authors, readers, and other members of the literary community are more curious about and interested in such gatherings.  Are you planning or considering attending a literary festival in Africa? One of our editors, Amara Chimeka, attended the recently-concluded PaGya Literary Festival in Accra, hosted by the Writers’ Project of Ghana, and sampled opinions from your favourite African literati. They all aver…

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The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize has Awarded $38, 000 for Writings in African Literature

  In this op-ed, Lizzy Attree and Mukoma Wa Ngugi, co-founders of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize, explore the origin of the prize, its pillars, why the interest in African indigenous languages and their vision for using the prize to strengthen African cultures and its literary tradition   We launched the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African literature in 2014 and have spent the last four years building the Prize into an institution we can be proud of. The…

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Mexico Celebrates the Music & Cultures of Africa

  The Village Square Journal’s editor, Nora Vasconcelos writes on the ongoing celebration of the diverse African cultures, music and tradition by a Mexican based organization   Africa and Mexico might be far away in the map, but in their hearts they feel close, as it show in the Mexican Festival dedicated to the music and cultures of Africa that started on Wednesday, May 16th in Mexico City. The event, called in Spanish Festival del Tambor y las Culturas…

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Jollof Rice Versus Rice in Non-Nigerian Countries: Conversation in The Village Square – Nigeria vs Cameroon

  This is a collated conversation between some editors at The Village Square, compiled by Osemome Ndebbio Okay, so we were on our own jeje, oh! When Ngum restarted this war that Nigerians have already won. Jollof Rice Wars again? Haba! Is it until we go to the International Court in The Hague before you aspiring-jollof rice cooks from non-Nigerian countries let us rest? Anyway, we have settled this Jollof matter once and for all at THE VILLAGE SQUARE….

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