• Women in Literature: Kenyan Women Writers and Their Dialogues on Issues Affecting African Women

    Dr. Martha Michieka ETSU Online Programs - http://www.etsu.edu/online The Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series presents a special "WoW Goes Global" event to raise awareness about the international work women on our campus are doing and to promote international opportunities that are available to our students.

    published: 20 Apr 2015
  • New African Women Writers Rising - 17th Time of the Writer 2014

    A panel featuring: Hawa Jande Golakai (Liberia) Chibundu Onuzo (Nigeria) Facilitator: Sandile Ngidi

    published: 09 Jan 2015
  • African American Women Writers.mov

    published: 04 Apr 2011
  • 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
  • The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abr...

    published: 07 Oct 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • Talk Africa: Africa Writers Special

    The literary scene in Kenya is growing and at a relatively fast rate, gone are the days when Ngugi wa Thiongo was the only benchmark for young writers. Young Kenyans are writing, and they have a lot to say. As Kenyans put pen to paper or fill their various electronic devices with notes of expression, one thing stands out, with a population of 40 million, and a high literacy rate, Kenya still lags behind the big wigs like Nigeria and South Africa. So, what is Kenya doing to narrow this gap? David Mailu a renowned Kenya writer and Ng`ang`a Mbugwa the Ngugi wa Thiong`o literary winner, 2012, talks to us about writing for the African audience and drives us through the different generation of writers that the world have come to know and love.

    published: 02 Jul 2014
  • 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
  • Association of African Journalist and Writers

    published: 25 Apr 2012
  • Fiction by Black Writers, Who Are the Readers

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Yaa Gyasi… some of today’s biggest names in fiction are black writers, and yet a predominantly white publishing industry maintains the assumption that black literature lacks marketability. Writer and distinguished academic Dr. Elizabeth Nunez leads a panel discussion challenging this assumption, with Essence Magazine book editor Patrik Henry Bass, Vice President, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Random House’s One World Chris Jackson, President of the Authors’ Guild Roxana Robinson, and editorial director at Akashic Books Ibrahim Ahmad. Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    published: 10 Apr 2017
  • 2013 Spring -WOLM Lectures #2 Women Writer's in a Man's World

    Nella Larsen and the Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance. Ajuan Mance, Professor of English, Mills College-A discussion of Nella Larsen and the hidden history of the Harlem Renaissance. Ajuan Mance is the May Treat Professor of English at Mills College. In addition to many journal articles, she is the author of the book, Inventing Black Women: African American Women's Poetry and Self Representation. Her latest book, Proud Legacy: The Colored Schools of Malvern, Arkansasand the Community that Made Them was published in 2012 Media Services Call # LD-2053

    published: 12 Apr 2013
  • African Women Writers Symposium 2011 _ MNET Ad

    In November 18-20, 2011, the second African Women Writers Symposium will meet under the motto of "DREAM, SPEAK, READ, RECLAIM": African women writers and women of African descent walk the talk, in order to take the next step of 'walking the talk' to women's emancipation and social, cultural and economic freedom. The African Women Writers Symposium 2011, like the 2010 programme, is funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, as part of its mandate to promote the arts and culture in South Africa as it relates to the continent and the world. The Symposium is being hosted in partnership with Mnet and University of Witwatersrand (School of Languages and Literature).

    published: 08 Nov 2011
  • Shaping Memories Reflections of African American Women Writers

    published: 23 Oct 2016
  • 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
  • “Our Voices” Ep. 1 Muslim Women Writers and Their Writing and Publishing Experiences

    AltMuslimah’s AltMontage (Muslimah Montage) presents: “Our VoicesEpisode 1 Muslim Women Writers and Their Writing and Publishing Experiences Fariba Nawa: award-winning Afghan-American journalist, covers a range of issues and specializes in immigrant and Muslim communities in the United States and abroad. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but has traveled extensively to the Middle East and South Asia. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She has also reported from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Germany. She has a master’s in Middle Eastern studies and journalism. Her work has appeared in the Sunday Times of London, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Newsday, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Th...

    published: 16 Jan 2015
  • 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
  • Black Women Writers Symposium: doris davenport

    A reading and conversation with doris davenport at the Black Women Writers Symposium at Berea College on Friday, October 21st, 2016. From doris: "As an undergraduate, around 1968, i first wrote my name in all lower case letters, as well as the word "i." (Both had to do with a poetic stance against egoism and the influence of the Black Arts Movement.) Similarly, at a time before time, in our magical community on a hill in Cornelia GA, i totally identified as "Affrilachian” before the wonderful creation of that term. Working against all the isms for all my life, i use caustic humor, satire and hyperbole to achieve my (artistic and activist) ends. i am a 67 year old Scholar-Educator / Writer / Performance Poet; a lesbian-feminist bi-amorous anarchist; working class iconoclast from Northeast ...

    published: 04 Nov 2016
  • Dorothy Driver at the NYS Writers Institute in 2012

    Dorothy Driver, "The Work of Dreaming: Race, Feminism, and New South African Nationhood." This lecture will examine literary texts as sites of dreaming in which unrealized visions of social harmony and individual autonomy—primarily in women's writing—serve as antidotes to the historical forces that have produced South Africa's nexus of race-class-gender oppressions. In considering the work of Olive Schreiner, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, and Zoë Wicomb, Prof. Driver will examine how South African feminist thinking sometimes reproduces a Western feminism but sometimes also inscribes into the South African imaginary new forms of social interaction, thereby opening a route into Julia Kristeva's revolutionary 'women's time'. Dreaming and writing thus become a powerful basis for change. An ...

    published: 22 Jan 2013
  • Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers 2 volumes

    published: 14 Apr 2016
  • P-SPAN #413: Panel on Black Women Writers, at Laney College

    Laney College hosted a Black History Month event on February 7, 2015: a panel discussion by female African American writers. The panel was moderated by Elaine Brown, and panelists included Judy Juanita, Avojtcha, Aries Jordan, Phavia Kujichaguila, and Portia Anderson.

    published: 04 Mar 2015
  • The "Sh*thole Countries" Tag | 5 Books from African Writers I‘ll Read in 2018!

    Diana‘s original video: https://youtu.be/_4CAfnJ1QwQ Check out her channel! She‘s awesome and deserves more attention: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyGIVcrITmi2gh3YlevLdQ This tag works very easily: Showcase some books on your TBR (or READ shelf) that have been written by writers from Haiti, El Salvador or African Nations. I tag: - Shamina: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0ReFrp6faUq3Tbi0H3fdQ - Downright Bookish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohXUtyomt4VpreSRkNvObg - Sarah (heffa): https://www.youtube.com/user/TheConfettiDress - The Storyscape: https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica 1 - Kumukanda by Chingonyi Kayo Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31817292 2 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27071490 3 - The African ...

    published: 20 Jan 2018
  • Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora Blacks in the Diaspo

    published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Black Women Writers of the 21st Century

    published: 01 May 2012
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Women in Literature: Kenyan Women Writers and Their Dialogues on Issues Affecting African Women
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Women in Literature: Kenyan Women Writers and Their Dialogues on Issues Affecting African Women

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Dr. Martha Michieka ETSU Online Programs - http://www.etsu.edu/online The Women on Wednesdays Lunch & Lecture Series presents a special "WoW Goes Global" event to raise awareness about the international work women on our campus are doing and to promote international opportunities that are available to our students.
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New African Women Writers Rising - 17th Time of the Writer 2014
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New African Women Writers Rising - 17th Time of the Writer 2014

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A panel featuring: Hawa Jande Golakai (Liberia) Chibundu Onuzo (Nigeria) Facilitator: Sandile Ngidi
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African American Women Writers.mov
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African American Women Writers.mov

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South African publisher promotes black writers
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South African publisher promotes black writers

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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
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The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
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We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston
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We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

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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.
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Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium
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Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

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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
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Talk Africa: Africa Writers Special
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Talk Africa: Africa Writers Special

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The literary scene in Kenya is growing and at a relatively fast rate, gone are the days when Ngugi wa Thiongo was the only benchmark for young writers. Young Kenyans are writing, and they have a lot to say. As Kenyans put pen to paper or fill their various electronic devices with notes of expression, one thing stands out, with a population of 40 million, and a high literacy rate, Kenya still lags behind the big wigs like Nigeria and South Africa. So, what is Kenya doing to narrow this gap? David Mailu a renowned Kenya writer and Ng`ang`a Mbugwa the Ngugi wa Thiong`o literary winner, 2012, talks to us about writing for the African audience and drives us through the different generation of writers that the world have come to know and love.
https://wn.com/Talk_Africa_Africa_Writers_Special
Black and Write - Full Documentary
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Black and Write - Full Documentary

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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.
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Association of African Journalist and Writers
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Association of African Journalist and Writers

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Fiction by Black Writers, Who Are the Readers
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Fiction by Black Writers, Who Are the Readers

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Yaa Gyasi… some of today’s biggest names in fiction are black writers, and yet a predominantly white publishing industry maintains the assumption that black literature lacks marketability. Writer and distinguished academic Dr. Elizabeth Nunez leads a panel discussion challenging this assumption, with Essence Magazine book editor Patrik Henry Bass, Vice President, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Random House’s One World Chris Jackson, President of the Authors’ Guild Roxana Robinson, and editorial director at Akashic Books Ibrahim Ahmad. Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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2013 Spring -WOLM Lectures #2 Women Writer's in a Man's World
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2013 Spring -WOLM Lectures #2 Women Writer's in a Man's World

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Nella Larsen and the Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance. Ajuan Mance, Professor of English, Mills College-A discussion of Nella Larsen and the hidden history of the Harlem Renaissance. Ajuan Mance is the May Treat Professor of English at Mills College. In addition to many journal articles, she is the author of the book, Inventing Black Women: African American Women's Poetry and Self Representation. Her latest book, Proud Legacy: The Colored Schools of Malvern, Arkansasand the Community that Made Them was published in 2012 Media Services Call # LD-2053
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African Women Writers Symposium 2011 _ MNET Ad
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African Women Writers Symposium 2011 _ MNET Ad

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In November 18-20, 2011, the second African Women Writers Symposium will meet under the motto of "DREAM, SPEAK, READ, RECLAIM": African women writers and women of African descent walk the talk, in order to take the next step of 'walking the talk' to women's emancipation and social, cultural and economic freedom. The African Women Writers Symposium 2011, like the 2010 programme, is funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, as part of its mandate to promote the arts and culture in South Africa as it relates to the continent and the world. The Symposium is being hosted in partnership with Mnet and University of Witwatersrand (School of Languages and Literature).
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Shaping Memories Reflections of African American Women Writers
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Shaping Memories Reflections of African American Women Writers

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DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt2
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DISCUSSION: 4th International African Women Writers Symposium, pt2

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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
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“Our Voices”   Ep. 1 Muslim Women Writers and Their Writing and Publishing Experiences
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“Our Voices” Ep. 1 Muslim Women Writers and Their Writing and Publishing Experiences

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AltMuslimah’s AltMontage (Muslimah Montage) presents: “Our VoicesEpisode 1 Muslim Women Writers and Their Writing and Publishing Experiences Fariba Nawa: award-winning Afghan-American journalist, covers a range of issues and specializes in immigrant and Muslim communities in the United States and abroad. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but has traveled extensively to the Middle East and South Asia. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She has also reported from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Germany. She has a master’s in Middle Eastern studies and journalism. Her work has appeared in the Sunday Times of London, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Newsday, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, The Christian Science Monitor and numerous other publications. She also reports for radio, including National Public Radio (NPR). She is the author of the groundbreaking report, Afghanistan, Inc., (CorpWatch, May 2006 ) and a contributing writer in the anthology Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands (Harvard University Press, May 2012). Her essays have also been published in two other books, March to War and Women for Afghan Women. She is the author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan, a mix of memoir and reportage about the drug trade in Afghanistan. Zareen Jaffrey: writer and editor who is currently the Executive Editor of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, previously at HarperTeen and Hyperion Books. She has worked with a number of award-winning, critically acclaimed, and New York Times bestselling authors including Amy Goodman, Jenny Han, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Conrad, and Kresley Cole. Her writing has been published by Penguin/Razorbill Books, in the inaugural online issue of Columbia University’s Muslim Protagonist literary magazine, and will be in the forthcoming essay collection Faithfully Feminist, part of the I Speak for Myself series. Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur: director of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, an alliance of 49 African presidents and prime ministers. ALMA is hosted by United Nations Secretary General’s Office of the Special Envoy for Malaria. She is committed to leveraging every asset to end malaria deaths which is integral to significant progress on the Millennium Development Goals. She has developed multi-million dollar partnerships over ten years to advance global development, interfaith action and dialogue and corporate social responsibility across national and international organizations. Saleemah is the recipient of the United for Change, Excellence in Human Service Award. She edited the seminal anthology, Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak and is a published expert on Muslim Women in the West. Saleemah is a graduate of Columbia University.
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Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard
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Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard

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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.
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Black Women Writers Symposium: doris davenport
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Black Women Writers Symposium: doris davenport

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A reading and conversation with doris davenport at the Black Women Writers Symposium at Berea College on Friday, October 21st, 2016. From doris: "As an undergraduate, around 1968, i first wrote my name in all lower case letters, as well as the word "i." (Both had to do with a poetic stance against egoism and the influence of the Black Arts Movement.) Similarly, at a time before time, in our magical community on a hill in Cornelia GA, i totally identified as "Affrilachian” before the wonderful creation of that term. Working against all the isms for all my life, i use caustic humor, satire and hyperbole to achieve my (artistic and activist) ends. i am a 67 year old Scholar-Educator / Writer / Performance Poet; a lesbian-feminist bi-amorous anarchist; working class iconoclast from Northeast GA; with a BA in English from Paine College and a Ph.D. (African American literature; University of Southern California)." The symposium--the first of its kind in the region--brought together legendary African American Women Writers around the theme of “Writing the Natural World, Appalachia & Beyond," and included readings, conversations, film and music. The symposium was organized by Crystal Wilkinson, and featured Joan Brannon; bell hooks; Carolyn Finney; Bianca Spriggs; doris davenport; Juyanne James; Kristine Yohe; Xandria Phillips; and Amethyst Kiah.
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Dorothy Driver at the NYS Writers Institute in 2012
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Dorothy Driver at the NYS Writers Institute in 2012

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Dorothy Driver, "The Work of Dreaming: Race, Feminism, and New South African Nationhood." This lecture will examine literary texts as sites of dreaming in which unrealized visions of social harmony and individual autonomy—primarily in women's writing—serve as antidotes to the historical forces that have produced South Africa's nexus of race-class-gender oppressions. In considering the work of Olive Schreiner, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, and Zoë Wicomb, Prof. Driver will examine how South African feminist thinking sometimes reproduces a Western feminism but sometimes also inscribes into the South African imaginary new forms of social interaction, thereby opening a route into Julia Kristeva's revolutionary 'women's time'. Dreaming and writing thus become a powerful basis for change. An eminent scholar of South African literature before and after Apartheid, Dorothy Driver holds a professorship at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and has taught at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Stanford University.The editor of books on Nadine Gordimer and Pauline Smith, Driver also served as a co-editor of the historical anthology Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region (2003), and co-editor for many years of the Southern African Review of Books.
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Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers 2 volumes
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Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers 2 volumes

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P-SPAN #413: Panel on Black Women Writers, at Laney College
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P-SPAN #413: Panel on Black Women Writers, at Laney College

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Laney College hosted a Black History Month event on February 7, 2015: a panel discussion by female African American writers. The panel was moderated by Elaine Brown, and panelists included Judy Juanita, Avojtcha, Aries Jordan, Phavia Kujichaguila, and Portia Anderson.
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The "Sh*thole Countries" Tag | 5 Books from African Writers I‘ll Read in 2018!
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The "Sh*thole Countries" Tag | 5 Books from African Writers I‘ll Read in 2018!

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Diana‘s original video: https://youtu.be/_4CAfnJ1QwQ Check out her channel! She‘s awesome and deserves more attention: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyGIVcrITmi2gh3YlevLdQ This tag works very easily: Showcase some books on your TBR (or READ shelf) that have been written by writers from Haiti, El Salvador or African Nations. I tag: - Shamina: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0ReFrp6faUq3Tbi0H3fdQ - Downright Bookish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohXUtyomt4VpreSRkNvObg - Sarah (heffa): https://www.youtube.com/user/TheConfettiDress - The Storyscape: https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica 1 - Kumukanda by Chingonyi Kayo Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31817292 2 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27071490 3 - The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34043890 4 - Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night by Sindiwe Magona Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/947853 5 - The January Children by Safia Elhillo Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30822615 DISCLAIMER: None of the video footage is mine. Copyright goes to their original holders. goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45198798-leynes instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leynesss/ tumblr: https://booksbyleynes.tumblr.com/
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Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora Blacks in the Diaspo
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Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora Blacks in the Diaspo

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Black Women Writers of the 21st Century
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Black Women Writers of the 21st Century

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