• Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

    The 2015 Joburg Arts Alive Festival has stepped up its game and improved their programme which has earned them a lot of anticipation for their events and a host of new followers and supporters. Key among their formal interactive and informative programmes is the 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium which kicked off on Thursday and concludes today. With the participation of some of the world's most influential writers and influential minds, this year's symposium is operating under the theme 'Peace, Turmoil and Transformation: African Women In The World' and to tell us more about what transpired over the last two days is Festival Director Roshnie Moonsammy. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook:...

    published: 19 Sep 2015
  • DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt2

    Witness literature"Reflections", remembering and moving beyond as well as "Hope without Healing" - Battered dreams of freedom are some of the themes that will come under the spotlight at the the 4th International African Women Writers Symposium. Under the theme "Witness, Memory and Telling the Untold Story" the symposium kicked off yesterday with a series of panel discussions and workshops. Here to tell us more is Arts Alive programme director Roshnie Moonsammy, and Ghanaian-German writer Mamle Kabu who is part of the international contingent of female writers that are part of the event. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 17 Sep 2016
  • Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard

    February 18, 2010. Associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and ordained minister Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard discussed her book Transforming Scriptures, which examines the work of African American women writers to explore their profound intellectual, even theological engagements with the Bible—the book that has been referred to as the great code of Western civilization. As the title indicates, these encounters with the Bible were, indeed, transformational, as black women writers both reshaped and were shaped by the scriptures they appropriated for their own self-representation. Cosponsored by the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, VMFA Community Affairs, and VMFA Friends of African and African American Art.

    published: 13 May 2010
  • South African publisher promotes black writers

    A young black woman, who started her own company to promote the work of new of black writers, is making inroads in the industry. Her publishing company is called Blackbird Books. BlackBird recently celebrated its success with nine titles on the shelves and several new ones on the way. CGTN's Yolisa Njamela has the story

    published: 13 Mar 2017
  • AfNOG Chix: African Women & Network Engineers

    Learn more about the AfNOG Chix series of workshops sponsored by the African Network Operators Group and organized by a dedicated community of women in technology, the AfChix, that spans the continent. AfNOG partners with AfChix and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) to provide annual capacity building courses for women. The training programs augment technical networking skills, and increase participation of women engineers and system administrators in AfNOG activities and events. For more information on AfNOG Chix see: https://www.afnog.org/ AfChix presents other activities for women throughout the year such as career workshops, participation in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, mentoring and role modeling. SenChix, the Sengal chapter of AfChix, hosted the 201...

    published: 26 Jan 2015
  • DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt1

    Witness literature"Reflections", remembering and moving beyond as well as "Hope without Healing" - Battered dreams of freedom are some of the themes that will come under the spotlight at the the 4th International African Women Writers Symposium. Under the theme "Witness, Memory and Telling the Untold Story" the symposium kicked off yesterday with a series of panel discussions and workshops. Here to tell us more is Arts Alive programme director Roshnie Moonsammy, and Ghanaian-German writer Mamle Kabu who is part of the international contingent of female writers that are part of the event. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 17 Sep 2016
  • Black and Write - Full Documentary

    The story of the African-American writer is an important one, but one that is often voiceless. The award-winning documentary, “’Black and Write’: An Inside Look at the African-American Writing Experience" is a groundbreaking Documentary,” Providing an insightful look into the lives and struggles of contemporary, self-published, African-American writers. The film takes a look and sees life through their eyes as they navigate life and publishing in print and film. It is a journey worth visiting and seeing. This is a story that is important to continuing growth in the black community. it is important for young African-Americans to see people who look like them in literature become successful by writing and creating. The film bolsters an impressive cast of industry professionals including ...

    published: 03 Dec 2014
  • Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Chinelo Okparanta

    Chinelo Okparanta read selections from her work and participated in a moderated discussion. Speaker Biography: Chinelo Okparanta is a Nigerian-American writer. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6662

    published: 07 Apr 2015
  • The Africa women want

    The Africa women want Directorate of Information and Communication African Union Commission

    published: 13 Jun 2015
  • 'Being Her' Exhibition: South African event raises awareness about gender diversity

    South Africa is hosting an exhibition that explores the role of African women in society. Titled "Being Her", the series of artworks addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and identity. It's been on display at Johannesburg's iconic Constitution Hill. CGTN's Julie Scheier went to take a look. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica

    published: 18 May 2017
  • Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Helon Habila

    The Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division and Poetry and Literature Center in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa hosted a reading and book signing with Award-winning Nigerian Novelist Helon Habila The author read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story". For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5550.

    published: 19 Sep 2012
  • Render Me My Song African American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present

    published: 31 May 2017
  • Religion | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

    Dedra Johnson, Ravi Howard and Anthony Grooms join Writers with host Gene Edwards http://www.mpbonline.org/television/series/writers/204/index.htm

    published: 17 Jun 2009
  • African Women's Hair Talk

    #AfricanStrength #AfricanStrengthApparel #AfricanStrengthSupporter #SupportTheMovement #PanAfrican #AfricanUnion

    published: 25 Feb 2015
  • We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

    Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB http://www.tedxeuston.com Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the ...

    published: 12 Apr 2013
  • Chronicling the Contemporary South African Story - 17th Time of the Writer 2014

    A panel featuring: Niq Mhlongo (South Africa) Kgebetli Moele (South Africa) Facilitator: Duduzile Mabaso

    published: 09 Jan 2015
  • Understanding and re-evaluating 19th Century American women's literature - Hisayo Ogushi

    At Keio University, Professor Hisayo Ogushi, in the Faculty of Letters, is researching gender and sexuality issues in literature studies, focusing on American literature. Q "Broadly speaking, I'm researching 19th Century American literature, especially women's literature. In 19th Century American literature, actually, male writers are more famous. For example, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, or Herman Melville, who wrote Moby-Dick. But in fact, looking at sales, female writers sold more books in that era; they were more popular in terms of sales. Subsequently, in the history of literature, that point wasn't given any weight, and female writers were left out of the assessment. What I'm doing is the work of uncovering female writers who haven't been considered much in the conventio...

    published: 22 May 2014
  • AMAZING AFRICAN WOMEN EP 17 A

    A Woman's World Presents another episode of amazing African women......

    published: 05 Aug 2013
  • Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Keorapetse Kgositsile

    South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the state of contemporary African culture, including poetry and literature.

    published: 06 Aug 2012
  • African Writers Panel hosted by Eddie Mandhry

    published: 06 May 2014
  • Preview | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

    Dedra Johnson, Ravi Howard and Anthony Grooms join Writers with host Gene Edwards http://www.mpbonline.org/television/series/writers/204/index.htm

    published: 17 Jun 2009
  • "Antifa, Women & Doomsday" ABC News Q&A #MWF17 #qanda

    Jump to 2:17 Dr. Shashi Tharoor on his recent visit to Australia for Melbourne Writers Festivals 2017 #MWF17 featured on ABC News Q&A with host Tony Jones on 4th SPetember 2017 & other Panelists: Rutger Bregman is a historian and author. Laurie Penny is an award-winning journalist, essayist, public speaker, writer, activist, internet nanocelebrity and author. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl, the most-read platform for Muslim women’s voices in the West. Dr Michael Fullilove is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute. Question asked on INDIA & BRITAIN: KEVIN PETERSON asked: I graduated from the first Engineering College in Kerala founded by a British Major T H Mathewman in 1939. Shashi Tharoor, you have mentioned Britain owing reparation to...

    published: 04 Sep 2017
  • Graca Machel Trust Launches African Women's Media Network

    Civil society activist� Gra�a Machel explains the thinking behind the launch of a Pan African network of women in journalism. She was interviewed by Bronwyn Nielsen of CNBC Africa, which with allAfrica.com is among the media houses supporting the network.

    published: 09 May 2016
  • Read This Book! - African American Women Authors

    In this episode of "Read This Book!," Tia Gardner discusses books and other materials, from the University of Minnesota's Givens Collection, that feature collaborations among African American Women. Gardner is a graduate research fellow with the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature. The materials include: “The Black Woman: An Anthology," by Toni Cade Bambara; “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men But Some of Us are Brave,” by Gloria T Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith; “The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality,” Text by Lorraine Hansberry; and “Les Blancs," Lorraine Hansberry’s Performance Script.

    published: 18 Feb 2015
  • Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature: Feminist Empathy | Ebook

    Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b01mrygv40 This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African womans body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology of empire, contemporaryafrican women writers demand fairness and equality. By showing how this literature deploys imaginative shifts in perspective with women experiencing unfairness, injustice, or oppression because of their gender, Chielozona Eze argues that by considering feminist empathy, discussions open up about how this literature directly addresses the systems that put them in disadvantaged positi...

    published: 05 Feb 2017
  • Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory | Ebook

    Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b01m0jon0m Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory demonstrates how the invisibility of women (historically, politically, cross-culturally, etc.) has led to the omission of Gabons literature from the African canon, but it also discusses in depth the unique elements of Gabonese womens writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition and that prove why Gabonese women writers must be considered a major force in African literature. This book is the only book-length critical study of Gabonese literature that exists in English and although there are titles in French that provide analyses of the works of Gabonese women writers, no one work is comprehensive nor is the history of womens writing in Gabon considered in the such a manner. Throu...

    published: 04 Feb 2017
  • Audiobook: Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory

    Get your free audiobook or ebook: http://skyble.space/sabk/35/en/B01M0JON0M/book Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory demonstrates how the invisibility of women (historically, politically, cross-culturally, etc.) has led to the omission of Gabons literature from the African canon, but it also discusses in depth the unique elements of Gabonese womens writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition and that prove why Gabonese women writers must be considered a major force in African literature. This book is the only book-length critical study of Gabonese literature that exists in English and although there are titles in French that provide analyses of the works of Gabonese women writers, no one work is comprehensive nor is the history of womens writing in Gabon considered i...

    published: 25 Oct 2016
  • The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean | Ebook

    Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b00qui7r66 The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hagan aged woman by day who sheds her skin during nights darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting victims. In contrast to the glitz, glamour, and seductiveness of conventional depictions of the European vampire, the soucouyant triggers unease about old age and female power. Tracing relevant folklore through the Englishand French-speaking Caribbean, the U.s. Deep South, and parts of West Africa, Anatol shows how tales of the nocturnal female bloodsuckers not only entertain and encourage...

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Audiobook: The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean

    Get your free audiobook or ebook: http://skyble.space/mabk/30/en/B00QUI7R66/book The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hagan aged woman by day who sheds her skin during nights darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting victims. In contrast to the glitz, glamour, and seductiveness of conventional depictions of the European vampire, the soucouyant triggers unease about old age and female power. Tracing relevant folklore through the Englishand French-speaking Caribbean, the U.s. Deep South, and parts of West Africa, Anatol shows how tales of the nocturnal female bloodsuckers not on...

    published: 23 Oct 2016
Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

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  • Updated: 19 Sep 2015
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The 2015 Joburg Arts Alive Festival has stepped up its game and improved their programme which has earned them a lot of anticipation for their events and a host of new followers and supporters. Key among their formal interactive and informative programmes is the 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium which kicked off on Thursday and concludes today. With the participation of some of the world's most influential writers and influential minds, this year's symposium is operating under the theme 'Peace, Turmoil and Transformation: African Women In The World' and to tell us more about what transpired over the last two days is Festival Director Roshnie Moonsammy. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
https://wn.com/Roshnie_Moonsammy_On_3Rd_African_Women_Writers'_Symposium
DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt2

DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt2

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  • Updated: 17 Sep 2016
  • views: 50
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Witness literature"Reflections", remembering and moving beyond as well as "Hope without Healing" - Battered dreams of freedom are some of the themes that will come under the spotlight at the the 4th International African Women Writers Symposium. Under the theme "Witness, Memory and Telling the Untold Story" the symposium kicked off yesterday with a series of panel discussions and workshops. Here to tell us more is Arts Alive programme director Roshnie Moonsammy, and Ghanaian-German writer Mamle Kabu who is part of the international contingent of female writers that are part of the event. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
https://wn.com/Discussion_4Th_International_African_Women_Writers_Symposium,_Pt2
Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard

Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard

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  • Updated: 13 May 2010
  • views: 1299
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February 18, 2010. Associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and ordained minister Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard discussed her book Transforming Scriptures, which examines the work of African American women writers to explore their profound intellectual, even theological engagements with the Bible—the book that has been referred to as the great code of Western civilization. As the title indicates, these encounters with the Bible were, indeed, transformational, as black women writers both reshaped and were shaped by the scriptures they appropriated for their own self-representation. Cosponsored by the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, VMFA Community Affairs, and VMFA Friends of African and African American Art.
https://wn.com/Transforming_Scriptures_African_American_Women_Writers_And_The_Bible_By_Katherine_Clay_Bassard
South African publisher promotes black writers

South African publisher promotes black writers

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  • Duration: 3:21
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2017
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A young black woman, who started her own company to promote the work of new of black writers, is making inroads in the industry. Her publishing company is called Blackbird Books. BlackBird recently celebrated its success with nine titles on the shelves and several new ones on the way. CGTN's Yolisa Njamela has the story
https://wn.com/South_African_Publisher_Promotes_Black_Writers
AfNOG Chix: African Women & Network Engineers

AfNOG Chix: African Women & Network Engineers

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  • Updated: 26 Jan 2015
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Learn more about the AfNOG Chix series of workshops sponsored by the African Network Operators Group and organized by a dedicated community of women in technology, the AfChix, that spans the continent. AfNOG partners with AfChix and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) to provide annual capacity building courses for women. The training programs augment technical networking skills, and increase participation of women engineers and system administrators in AfNOG activities and events. For more information on AfNOG Chix see: https://www.afnog.org/ AfChix presents other activities for women throughout the year such as career workshops, participation in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, mentoring and role modeling. SenChix, the Sengal chapter of AfChix, hosted the 2013 annual AfNOG Chix workshop, and AfChix Uganda hosted the following 2014 workshop in Kampala, Uganda. For information on AfChix see: http://www.afchix.org The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) is a principal funder and supporter of AfChix capacity building activities. For information on NSRC activities see: http://nsrc.org
https://wn.com/Afnog_Chix_African_Women_Network_Engineers
DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt1

DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt1

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  • Duration: 6:26
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2016
  • views: 51
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Witness literature"Reflections", remembering and moving beyond as well as "Hope without Healing" - Battered dreams of freedom are some of the themes that will come under the spotlight at the the 4th International African Women Writers Symposium. Under the theme "Witness, Memory and Telling the Untold Story" the symposium kicked off yesterday with a series of panel discussions and workshops. Here to tell us more is Arts Alive programme director Roshnie Moonsammy, and Ghanaian-German writer Mamle Kabu who is part of the international contingent of female writers that are part of the event. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
https://wn.com/Discussion_4Th_International_African_Women_Writers_Symposium,_Pt1
Black and Write - Full Documentary

Black and Write - Full Documentary

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  • Duration: 53:08
  • Updated: 03 Dec 2014
  • views: 4159
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The story of the African-American writer is an important one, but one that is often voiceless. The award-winning documentary, “’Black and Write’: An Inside Look at the African-American Writing Experience" is a groundbreaking Documentary,” Providing an insightful look into the lives and struggles of contemporary, self-published, African-American writers. The film takes a look and sees life through their eyes as they navigate life and publishing in print and film. It is a journey worth visiting and seeing. This is a story that is important to continuing growth in the black community. it is important for young African-Americans to see people who look like them in literature become successful by writing and creating. The film bolsters an impressive cast of industry professionals including Author/Publisher Zane Strebor, Actor/Director/Producer Eriq La Salle (ER), Television Executive Producer Bentley Kyle Evans, Screenwriter/Author Antwone Fisher and Award- winning author Reshonda Tate-Billingsley.
https://wn.com/Black_And_Write_Full_Documentary
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Chinelo Okparanta

Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Chinelo Okparanta

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  • Duration: 59:01
  • Updated: 07 Apr 2015
  • views: 1764
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Chinelo Okparanta read selections from her work and participated in a moderated discussion. Speaker Biography: Chinelo Okparanta is a Nigerian-American writer. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6662
https://wn.com/Conversations_With_African_Poets_And_Writers_Chinelo_Okparanta
The Africa women want

The Africa women want

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2015
  • views: 1492
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The Africa women want Directorate of Information and Communication African Union Commission
https://wn.com/The_Africa_Women_Want
'Being Her' Exhibition: South African event raises awareness about gender diversity

'Being Her' Exhibition: South African event raises awareness about gender diversity

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  • Duration: 2:57
  • Updated: 18 May 2017
  • views: 106
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South Africa is hosting an exhibition that explores the role of African women in society. Titled "Being Her", the series of artworks addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and identity. It's been on display at Johannesburg's iconic Constitution Hill. CGTN's Julie Scheier went to take a look. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
https://wn.com/'Being_Her'_Exhibition_South_African_Event_Raises_Awareness_About_Gender_Diversity
Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Helon Habila

Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Helon Habila

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  • Duration: 53:08
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2012
  • views: 2925
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The Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division and Poetry and Literature Center in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa hosted a reading and book signing with Award-winning Nigerian Novelist Helon Habila The author read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story". For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5550.
https://wn.com/Conversations_With_African_Poets_And_Writers_Helon_Habila
Render Me My Song African American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present

Render Me My Song African American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present

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  • Updated: 31 May 2017
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https://wn.com/Render_Me_My_Song_African_American_Women_Writers_From_Slavery_To_The_Present
Religion | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

Religion | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

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  • Duration: 5:43
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2009
  • views: 319
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Dedra Johnson, Ravi Howard and Anthony Grooms join Writers with host Gene Edwards http://www.mpbonline.org/television/series/writers/204/index.htm
https://wn.com/Religion_|_Writers_|_African_American_Writers_|_Mpb
African Women's Hair Talk

African Women's Hair Talk

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  • Updated: 25 Feb 2015
  • views: 105
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#AfricanStrength #AfricanStrengthApparel #AfricanStrengthSupporter #SupportTheMovement #PanAfrican #AfricanUnion
https://wn.com/African_Women's_Hair_Talk
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

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  • Updated: 12 Apr 2013
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB http://www.tedxeuston.com Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2009, her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck was published. She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker and was recently the guest speaker at the 2012 annual commonwealth lecture. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She currently divides her time between the United States and Nigeria. Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here: http://youtu.be/KUfD5WGL3hw. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
https://wn.com/We_Should_All_Be_Feminists_|_Chimamanda_Ngozi_Adichie_|_Tedxeuston
Chronicling the Contemporary South African Story - 17th Time of the Writer 2014

Chronicling the Contemporary South African Story - 17th Time of the Writer 2014

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  • Duration: 55:17
  • Updated: 09 Jan 2015
  • views: 318
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A panel featuring: Niq Mhlongo (South Africa) Kgebetli Moele (South Africa) Facilitator: Duduzile Mabaso
https://wn.com/Chronicling_The_Contemporary_South_African_Story_17Th_Time_Of_The_Writer_2014
Understanding and re-evaluating 19th Century American women's literature - Hisayo Ogushi

Understanding and re-evaluating 19th Century American women's literature - Hisayo Ogushi

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  • Duration: 4:15
  • Updated: 22 May 2014
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At Keio University, Professor Hisayo Ogushi, in the Faculty of Letters, is researching gender and sexuality issues in literature studies, focusing on American literature. Q "Broadly speaking, I'm researching 19th Century American literature, especially women's literature. In 19th Century American literature, actually, male writers are more famous. For example, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, or Herman Melville, who wrote Moby-Dick. But in fact, looking at sales, female writers sold more books in that era; they were more popular in terms of sales. Subsequently, in the history of literature, that point wasn't given any weight, and female writers were left out of the assessment. What I'm doing is the work of uncovering female writers who haven't been considered much in the conventional history of literature, and re-evaluating them." Rather than working out the author's intentions, Professor Ogushi considers it important to consider what readers perceive from the text. She says that, among the sentimental and mass-market novels written by women in the 19th Century, it's possible to perceive various forms of social protest and antithesis towards the noble society. Q "What I continually bear in mind is that the 19th Century is already more than 100 years in the past, and I'm talking about a different country from my own. So, this type of literature may seem unrelated to my own daily life. But in some ways, I have the same kind of shared experiences, and also, I'm a woman, so when I read these books, I sympathize with difficulties I might not sense if I was a white man. In that way, I'm careful to keep doing this research from viewpoints that are relevant to the present day." Also, female writers' works generally known as "domestic novels" became available in Japan from the end of the 19th Century. Professor Ogushi is researching how those works influenced Japanese novels for girls, and subsequently manga for girls. Q "I research female writers, but that doesn't mean I'm only interested in women. The gender gap has various aspects, so I'd like to do research that concentrates on discrimination and sexuality in a broad sense, which of course includes male writers, too. Another topic, which I've just started to consider, is work on the fringes of literature, as I have an interest in that. In the case of Japan, I've begun research on girls' manga in the sense of a subculture, which is quite flourishing. The domestic atmosphere in girls' manga is very similar to that in domestic novels by American female writers in the 19th Century. I think there may have been some kind of influence there, and I'd like to be able to present some more specific connections as research results. So, from now on, my focus may move to a comparison of Japanese and American literature."
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AMAZING AFRICAN WOMEN EP 17 A

AMAZING AFRICAN WOMEN EP 17 A

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A Woman's World Presents another episode of amazing African women......
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Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Keorapetse Kgositsile

Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Keorapetse Kgositsile

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South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the state of contemporary African culture, including poetry and literature.
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African Writers Panel hosted by Eddie Mandhry

African Writers Panel hosted by Eddie Mandhry

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Preview | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

Preview | Writers | African American Writers | MPB

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Dedra Johnson, Ravi Howard and Anthony Grooms join Writers with host Gene Edwards http://www.mpbonline.org/television/series/writers/204/index.htm
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"Antifa, Women & Doomsday" ABC News Q&A #MWF17 #qanda

"Antifa, Women & Doomsday" ABC News Q&A #MWF17 #qanda

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Jump to 2:17 Dr. Shashi Tharoor on his recent visit to Australia for Melbourne Writers Festivals 2017 #MWF17 featured on ABC News Q&A with host Tony Jones on 4th SPetember 2017 & other Panelists: Rutger Bregman is a historian and author. Laurie Penny is an award-winning journalist, essayist, public speaker, writer, activist, internet nanocelebrity and author. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl, the most-read platform for Muslim women’s voices in the West. Dr Michael Fullilove is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute. Question asked on INDIA & BRITAIN: KEVIN PETERSON asked: I graduated from the first Engineering College in Kerala founded by a British Major T H Mathewman in 1939. Shashi Tharoor, you have mentioned Britain owing reparation to India. But what about all the skills in engineering and manufacturing India acquired, the administrative and democratic processes it inherited, the infrastructure left behind and most of all, the rapid education of the Indian people of which you are an excellent and outstanding example? Surely, no one can put a price on these intangible values that were gained during the British rule in India, and propelled the country to its present position as one of the leading countries in the world? Follow Dr. Shashi Tharoor at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShashiTharoor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shashitharoor/ Website: http://www.shashitharoor.in/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashi_... Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shashitha... All India Professionals' Congress Website: https://www.professionalscongress.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75m... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProfCong/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProfCong
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Graca Machel Trust Launches African Women's Media Network

Graca Machel Trust Launches African Women's Media Network

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Civil society activist� Gra�a Machel explains the thinking behind the launch of a Pan African network of women in journalism. She was interviewed by Bronwyn Nielsen of CNBC Africa, which with allAfrica.com is among the media houses supporting the network.
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Read This Book! - African American Women Authors

Read This Book! - African American Women Authors

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In this episode of "Read This Book!," Tia Gardner discusses books and other materials, from the University of Minnesota's Givens Collection, that feature collaborations among African American Women. Gardner is a graduate research fellow with the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature. The materials include: “The Black Woman: An Anthology," by Toni Cade Bambara; “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men But Some of Us are Brave,” by Gloria T Hull, Patricia Bell-Scott, and Barbara Smith; “The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality,” Text by Lorraine Hansberry; and “Les Blancs," Lorraine Hansberry’s Performance Script.
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Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature: Feminist Empathy | Ebook

Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature: Feminist Empathy | Ebook

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Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b01mrygv40 This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African womans body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology of empire, contemporaryafrican women writers demand fairness and equality. By showing how this literature deploys imaginative shifts in perspective with women experiencing unfairness, injustice, or oppression because of their gender, Chielozona Eze argues that by considering feminist empathy, discussions open up about how this literature directly addresses the systems that put them in disadvantaged positions. This book, therefore, engages a new ethical and human rights awareness in African literary and cultural discourses, highlighting the openness to reality that is compatible with African multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and increasingly cosmopolitan communities.
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Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory | Ebook

Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory | Ebook

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Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b01m0jon0m Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory demonstrates how the invisibility of women (historically, politically, cross-culturally, etc.) has led to the omission of Gabons literature from the African canon, but it also discusses in depth the unique elements of Gabonese womens writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition and that prove why Gabonese women writers must be considered a major force in African literature. This book is the only book-length critical study of Gabonese literature that exists in English and although there are titles in French that provide analyses of the works of Gabonese women writers, no one work is comprehensive nor is the history of womens writing in Gabon considered in the such a manner. Throughout the various chapters, the book explores, among other things, contributions that are unique to Gabonese women writers such as: definitions of African feminisms as they pertain to Gabonese society, the rewriting of oral histories, rituals, and traditions of the Fang ethnic group, one of the first introductions of same-sex couples in African Francophone literature, discussions on the impact of witchcraft on development, and the appropriating of the epic poetry known as the mvet by women writers. The chapters explore works by all major voices in Gabonese womens writing including Angèle Rawiri, Justine Mintsa, Sylvie Ntsame, Honorine Ngou, and Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-kassa and the book concludes with brief introductions of a younger generation of Gabonese women writers such as Edna Merey-apinda, Alice Endamne, Nadia Origo, Miryl Eteno, and Elisabeth Aworet among others.
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Audiobook: Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory

Audiobook: Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory

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Get your free audiobook or ebook: http://skyble.space/sabk/35/en/B01M0JON0M/book Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory demonstrates how the invisibility of women (historically, politically, cross-culturally, etc.) has led to the omission of Gabons literature from the African canon, but it also discusses in depth the unique elements of Gabonese womens writing that show it is worthy of critical recognition and that prove why Gabonese women writers must be considered a major force in African literature. This book is the only book-length critical study of Gabonese literature that exists in English and although there are titles in French that provide analyses of the works of Gabonese women writers, no one work is comprehensive nor is the history of womens writing in Gabon considered in the such a manner. Throughout the various chapters, the book explores, among other things, contributions that are unique to Gabonese women writers such as: definitions of African feminisms as they pertain to Gabonese society, the rewriting of oral histories, rituals, and traditions of the Fang ethnic group, one of the first introductions of same-sex couples in African Francophone literature, discussions on the impact of witchcraft on development, and the appropriating of the epic poetry known as the mvet by women writers. The chapters explore works by all major voices in Gabonese womens writing including Angèle Rawiri, Justine Mintsa, Sylvie Ntsame, Honorine Ngou, and Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-kassa and the book concludes with brief introductions of a younger generation of Gabonese women writers such as Edna Merey-apinda, Alice Endamne, Nadia Origo, Miryl Eteno, and Elisabeth Aworet among others.
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The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean | Ebook

The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean | Ebook

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Get your free audio book: http://nwon.us/f/b00qui7r66 The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hagan aged woman by day who sheds her skin during nights darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting victims. In contrast to the glitz, glamour, and seductiveness of conventional depictions of the European vampire, the soucouyant triggers unease about old age and female power. Tracing relevant folklore through the Englishand French-speaking Caribbean, the U.s. Deep South, and parts of West Africa, Anatol shows how tales of the nocturnal female bloodsuckers not only entertain and encourage obedience in pre-adolescent listeners, but also work to instill particular values about womens proper place and behaviors in society at large. Alongside traditional legends, Anatol considers the explosion of soucouyant and other vampire narratives among writers of Caribbean and African heritage who in the past twenty years have rejected the demonic image of the character and used her instead to urge for female mobility, racial and cultural empowerment, and anti colonial resistance. Texts include work by authors as diverse as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, U.s. National Book Award winner Edwidge Danticat, and science fiction/fantasy writers Octavia Butler and Nalo Hopkinson.
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Audiobook: The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean

Audiobook: The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circumcaribbean

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Get your free audiobook or ebook: http://skyble.space/mabk/30/en/B00QUI7R66/book The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hagan aged woman by day who sheds her skin during nights darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting victims. In contrast to the glitz, glamour, and seductiveness of conventional depictions of the European vampire, the soucouyant triggers unease about old age and female power. Tracing relevant folklore through the Englishand French-speaking Caribbean, the U.s. Deep South, and parts of West Africa, Anatol shows how tales of the nocturnal female bloodsuckers not only entertain and encourage obedience in pre-adolescent listeners, but also work to instill particular values about womens proper place and behaviors in society at large. Alongside traditional legends, Anatol considers the explosion of soucouyant and other vampire narratives among writers of Caribbean and African heritage who in the past twenty years have rejected the demonic image of the character and used her instead to urge for female mobility, racial and cultural empowerment, and anti colonial resistance. Texts include work by authors as diverse as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, U.s. National Book Award winner Edwidge Danticat, and science fiction/fantasy writers Octavia Butler and Nalo Hopkinson.
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