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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.
Ghanaian author Nana Brew-Hammond spoke to SaharaTV's Adeola Fayehun about the growing numbers of African women writers. She provides examples of current success stories such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and she pays homage to black female writers like Toni Morrison, who paved the way for writers such as herself.
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.
Discusses her challenges and criticisms as a female writer. Very interesting analysis.
Hey everyone!! Today we are excited to share and different video with you all! We wanted to highlight some prominent black female writers that we loved learning about in college. We hope you all enjoyed it! Links are below for all the writers we mentioned! Black Female Writers We highlighted: Assata Shakur- Bio: http://www.assatashakur.org/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Assata-Autobiography-Shakur/dp/1556520743 Maya Angelou- Bio : https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/maya-angelou Poem "Still I Rise" : https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/still-i-rise Sojourner Truth- Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth Poem: http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/sojtruth-woman.asp Audre Lorde- Bio: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/audre-lorde Excerpt of work...
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...
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.
I mention five (5) books by some of my favourite contemporary/young African women writers. Books mentioned are: 1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo 3. The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo 4. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 5. Saturday's Shadows by Ayesha Haruna Attah Music: High Love by T Mak (Soundcloud: ToezyM Follow me on: Instagram: @bookwormingh Twitter: @bookwormingh
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 ...
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
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
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.
Here are 5 black writers you should know that aren't Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison or James Baldwin. http://mikeswritingworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/03/25-female-writers-who-changed-history.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Entertainment using http://wochit.com
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I talk with a crew of great African women writers in NYC and a hotshot editor about their books and craft. Writing a book is hard stuff, but these ladies show you can be beautiful, young, and published!
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
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 ...