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Belgian newspaper portrays Obamas as apes

This week, Belgian newspaper De Morgen raised some brows after printing a picture of Barak and Michelle Obama as Apes.

The image was photoshopped to illustrate the President and First Lady in the process of evolving from apes to humans. 252 more words

News

these immigrants

I see two opposing trends. On the one hand I see a stress on the local situation in which people live. A movement of more political power for a small entity. 98 more words

Africa

winner emerge in the first

The Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe did a good thing. She initiated a literary prize, the Awele Creative Trust Award. The first winner has been announced. 6 more words

Africa

Days 91-95: #100DaysofAfricanReads

Day 91: On Black Sisters Street, by Chika Unigwe
On Black Sisters Street tells the haunting story of four very different women who have left their African homeland for the riches of Europe—and who are thrown together by bad luck and big dreams into a sisterhood that will change their lives. 1,155 more words

Commentary

13 long listed for the act

This is all about a literary prize in Nigeria. 13 books have been put on the long list. The prize is to encourage young writers in the agegroup of 16-26 year. 25 more words

Africa

Days 41-45: #100DaysofAfricanReads

Day 41: Two Clocks, Performance poetry by Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
This poem is inspired by the experience of new African immigrants in America; the more universal experience of being away from home, experiencing new things, but struggling to remain connected to the “mother” country and those whom one left behind. 761 more words

Africa

Chika Unigwe: On Black Sisters' Street (2009)

After not being overly lucky with my German Literature Month choices this year, I was really hoping for a great read, and thankfully On Black Sisters’ Street… 778 more words

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