• 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
  • 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
  • #AkeFest16 Panel Discussion: Legs Open, Eyes Closed; Sensuality in New African Writing

    Panelists: Chinelo Okparanta, Toni Kan, Kiru Taye & Nana Darkoa. Moderator: Kolade Arogundade It’s refreshing and exciting to see African writers begin to reach outside the boundaries of literary fiction in their writing. Apart from genres like Science Fiction and Crime fiction, erotica is starting to make an appearance. This is interesting because it challenges the dictates of religious extremism and fundamentalism which preach modesty and seek to desexualise societies. This panel discussion will discuss the range of erotica there is, the impact of exploring this genre and how best to write it and receive it as a consumer.

    published: 26 Apr 2017
  • 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
  • Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940

    published: 23 Apr 2017
  • 20 Inspirational Women of African Diaspora in Europe - 2011 list

    100th anniversary of women's international day - 20 Inspirational Women of African Diaspora in Europe

    published: 06 Mar 2011
  • Render Me My Song African American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present

    published: 31 May 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940 jpg

    published: 18 May 2017
  • The contribution women make to Africa's development

    As South Africa observes Women's month, leading women from across the continent say both men and women are guilty of reinforcing and protecting patriarchy in African Society. A panel of leading authors, academics, political activists, and legal experts were in Pretoria on Thursday to discuss the contribution women make to Africa's development. Among the panellists South Africa's former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 10 Aug 2017
  • First African Woman To Receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HU

    Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson was born in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.S. from M.I.T. and Master’s and Ph.D. from Howard University (HU). She is the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HU. Dr. Ericsson is currently an aerospace engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Dr. Ericsson has 12 years of experience in structural dynamics and controls of spacecraft missions. As GSFC Instrument/Proposal Manager, Dr. Ericsson has won significant amounts of development funds for mission enabling technology. Dr. Ericsson is the recipient of the 2002 HU College of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences (CEACS) Alumni Excellence Award and the 1997 Women in Science and Engineering Award for “Best Female Engineer”. She has been featured...

    published: 28 Oct 2016
  • Heroines, Hellraisers, and Homemakers: Famous Females in African Literature and Film

    Bonnie Wasserman For a continent often referred to as “the motherland”, women have long played a pivotal role. Explore images of women in Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone African literature and film. These portrayals cross time and place but our story begins with the traditional “Mother Africa” figure that appears in colonial poetry from Portuguese-speaking regions. Next, examine historical figures such as Nzinga, who fought against European colonialists and was later involved in the slave trade. Then, meet more recent figures from books portraying inter-racial relationships in post-colonial, African Islamic societies and women in polygamous families.

    published: 06 Mar 2015
  • AWE Q&A - Nii Ayikwei Parkes on women in African literature

    In response to an audience question, Nii Ayikwei Parkes shares his opinion on the idea of women being discriminated against in African literature.

    published: 18 May 2009
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
Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

Roshnie Moonsammy on 3rd African Women Writers' Symposium

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  • Duration: 5:28
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2015
  • views: 52
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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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  • Duration: 3:41
  • 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
#AkeFest16 Panel Discussion: Legs Open, Eyes Closed; Sensuality in New African Writing

#AkeFest16 Panel Discussion: Legs Open, Eyes Closed; Sensuality in New African Writing

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  • Duration: 53:47
  • Updated: 26 Apr 2017
  • views: 56
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Panelists: Chinelo Okparanta, Toni Kan, Kiru Taye & Nana Darkoa. Moderator: Kolade Arogundade It’s refreshing and exciting to see African writers begin to reach outside the boundaries of literary fiction in their writing. Apart from genres like Science Fiction and Crime fiction, erotica is starting to make an appearance. This is interesting because it challenges the dictates of religious extremism and fundamentalism which preach modesty and seek to desexualise societies. This panel discussion will discuss the range of erotica there is, the impact of exploring this genre and how best to write it and receive it as a consumer.
https://wn.com/Akefest16_Panel_Discussion_Legs_Open,_Eyes_Closed_Sensuality_In_New_African_Writing
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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  • Duration: 57:57
  • 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
  • views: 360
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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
Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940

Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940

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  • Duration: 0:36
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2017
  • views: 1
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https://wn.com/Voices_In_The_Poetic_Tradition_African_American_Women_Writers,_1910_1940
20 Inspirational Women of African Diaspora in Europe - 2011 list

20 Inspirational Women of African Diaspora in Europe - 2011 list

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  • Duration: 2:43
  • Updated: 06 Mar 2011
  • views: 3167
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100th anniversary of women's international day - 20 Inspirational Women of African Diaspora in Europe
https://wn.com/20_Inspirational_Women_Of_African_Diaspora_In_Europe_2011_List
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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  • Duration: 0:30
  • Updated: 31 May 2017
  • views: 1
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https://wn.com/Render_Me_My_Song_African_American_Women_Writers_From_Slavery_To_The_Present
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

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  • Duration: 30:16
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2013
  • views: 4101388
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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
The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  • Duration: 19:17
  • Updated: 07 Oct 2009
  • views: 2854889
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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
https://wn.com/The_Danger_Of_A_Single_Story_|_Chimamanda_Ngozi_Adichie
Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940 jpg

Voices in the Poetic Tradition African American Women Writers, 1910 1940 jpg

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  • Duration: 0:41
  • Updated: 18 May 2017
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https://wn.com/Voices_In_The_Poetic_Tradition_African_American_Women_Writers,_1910_1940_Jpg
The contribution women make to Africa's development

The contribution women make to Africa's development

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  • Duration: 3:45
  • Updated: 10 Aug 2017
  • views: 110
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As South Africa observes Women's month, leading women from across the continent say both men and women are guilty of reinforcing and protecting patriarchy in African Society. A panel of leading authors, academics, political activists, and legal experts were in Pretoria on Thursday to discuss the contribution women make to Africa's development. Among the panellists South Africa's former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
https://wn.com/The_Contribution_Women_Make_To_Africa's_Development
First African Woman To Receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HU

First African Woman To Receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HU

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  • Duration: 3:10
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2016
  • views: 414
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Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson was born in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.S. from M.I.T. and Master’s and Ph.D. from Howard University (HU). She is the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HU. Dr. Ericsson is currently an aerospace engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Dr. Ericsson has 12 years of experience in structural dynamics and controls of spacecraft missions. As GSFC Instrument/Proposal Manager, Dr. Ericsson has won significant amounts of development funds for mission enabling technology. Dr. Ericsson is the recipient of the 2002 HU College of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences (CEACS) Alumni Excellence Award and the 1997 Women in Science and Engineering Award for “Best Female Engineer”. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News SeriesWomen to Watch” and recorded in history books honoring African-American Women in Space and Science. Dr. Ericsson is published in Howard Magazine and numerous scientific journals. Dr. Ericsson is known as motivational speaker, mentor, and friend to students and professionals. She has increased the number of students entering the NASA science, mathematics, and engineering educational pipeline. She is the creator of an email pipeline distribution of grants, internships and employment opportunities. The HU Upper Bound Math & Science Initiative Program is named in Dr. Ericsson’s honor. Dr. Ericsson is an adjunct professor at HU in the School of Engineering. She serves on the Board for: Forestville Military Academy, SECME, HU Science Engineering Mathematics Program and the proposed HU Middle School of Mathematics and Science. Dr. Ericsson is a member of the Board of Trustees for Howard University. http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/prime-tech/bio_ajericsson.htm
https://wn.com/First_African_Woman_To_Receive_A_Ph.D._In_Mechanical_Engineering_From_Hu
Heroines, Hellraisers, and Homemakers: Famous Females in African Literature and Film

Heroines, Hellraisers, and Homemakers: Famous Females in African Literature and Film

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  • Duration: 22:14
  • Updated: 06 Mar 2015
  • views: 472
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Bonnie Wasserman For a continent often referred to as “the motherland”, women have long played a pivotal role. Explore images of women in Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone African literature and film. These portrayals cross time and place but our story begins with the traditional “Mother Africa” figure that appears in colonial poetry from Portuguese-speaking regions. Next, examine historical figures such as Nzinga, who fought against European colonialists and was later involved in the slave trade. Then, meet more recent figures from books portraying inter-racial relationships in post-colonial, African Islamic societies and women in polygamous families.
https://wn.com/Heroines,_Hellraisers,_And_Homemakers_Famous_Females_In_African_Literature_And_Film
AWE Q&A - Nii Ayikwei Parkes on women in African literature

AWE Q&A - Nii Ayikwei Parkes on women in African literature

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  • Duration: 3:32
  • Updated: 18 May 2009
  • views: 80
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In response to an audience question, Nii Ayikwei Parkes shares his opinion on the idea of women being discriminated against in African literature.
https://wn.com/Awe_Q_A_Nii_Ayikwei_Parkes_On_Women_In_African_Literature
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