Latest News for: African women writers


Writer Khan didn’t wait 100 years

Mail Guardian South Africa 23 Mar 2024
The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years is also influenced by South African Muslim life ... A path is being carved out for more South African Indian women to write and tell stories, building on the work of writers such as Fatima Meer and Farida Karodia.

Festival a ‘platform for women’s untold stories’

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Mar 2024
She has edited numerous anthologies, including Daughters of Africa and its sequel New Daughters of Africa, which showcase the works of women writers of African descent from around the world.

Yvonne Vera: Collage of place and space

Mail Guardian South Africa 06 Mar 2024
The book provides a richly emotional look at the inner life of a particularly introspective writer ... She was a writer of place and space ... We engage with Vera in a new way, not just as the writer of taboos about generations of black African women.

Dare to read his different novels

Mail Guardian South Africa 14 Feb 2024
French writer Mathias Énard’s ambitious novels are the kind that often draw divergent responses ... For a long time, the Cape Town-based Somali writer Nuruddin Farah was thought to be a woman because of how sensitively he wrote about women.).

Rowley Library presents Toni Morrison webinar

Newburyport Daily News 24 Jan 2024
Morrison's best-selling work examined racial and gender identity in America — particularly the often-crushing experience of black women — through incandescent prose resembling that of no other writer in English.

New Book Offers A Window Into The Lives Of Immigrant Women

Victoria Advocate 14 Dec 2023
... teaching, and active involvement in the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition, and Comfort Ero, writer and folk-storyteller who combats prejudice and elevates the stories of African women.

In final AP African American studies curriculum, some topics Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted are gone

The Eagle-Tribune 07 Dec 2023
Themes such as migration and the African diaspora; ... Incarceration and abolition, Black women writers and filmmakers, African American art and culinary traditions are other topics that can be taught.

AP African American course updated with key changes pushed by DeSantis

Tampa Bay Times 06 Dec 2023
Incarceration and abolition, Black women writers and filmmakers, African American art and culinary traditions are other topics that can be taught.Up next.Hey, students, put your phones away.

College board again edits African American studies framework: What's changed and why

Usatoday 06 Dec 2023
Contemporary Grassroots Organizing (which includes the Black Lives Matter movement); The Reparations Debate; Incarceration and Abolition; Black Women Writers and Filmmakers; African American Art; ...

Arts and humanities leaders visit Mississippi, come away with stories, ideas, affirmations

Delta Democrat-Times 22 Nov 2023
“This festival brought in so many young African-American women — scholars, artists, poets, writers — who are all across the country, but they’re here in Mississippi,” sharing the impact of the people, the place and the program here.

Fresh perspectives on our continent

Business Day 02 Nov 2023
More women and LGBTQ+ writers are making their mark, shedding light on narratives that have been overlooked and are redefining African identity and experience ... Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe explores ...

Cleveland Museum of Art acquires masterful portrayal of 18th-century English high life

Cleveland 19 Oct 2023
... French painter Eugene Delacroix, and “The Gift,” a series of 48 watercolor portraits of women artists, writers and curators painted by contemporary African-American artist Emma Amos in 1990-94.

Renowned Zimbabwean Author Receives Africa Freedom Prize

Voa News 05 Oct 2023
“There’s definitely a particular kind of moment for African writers and African women writers, I think, in particularly the last 10 years," said Mupotsa ... publishing more work by African woman writers.

Poet, writer, activist Navita Gunter passes

Nashville Pride 01 Sep 2023
Navita used her tools as a poet and writer to educate and increase awareness of women (especially African American women) in the community about HPV and cervical cancer which in turn reduces cancer incidences and mortality.

Empowering reflections – a glimpse into my journey as MC at HD+ LeadHERS Xperience

B & FT Online 27 Aug 2023
As the MC, my vision was to elevate the event into a beacon of women’s leadership, advocacy and empowerment ... >>>the writer is host of African Women’s Voices and a corporate MC.