非漂出版专讯: 2017.1 AfroLit4China Newsbriefs

Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built is the business book that most inspired Nigeria’s Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji — co-founder of Flutterwave and Andela — last year: There are so many parallels between the intrigues of startups in China and our nascent African Startup ecosystem, he says. Evan Mwangi reviews John Mugane’s The Story of Swahili and … Continue reading 非漂出版专讯: 2017.1 AfroLit4China Newsbriefs

Quote of the Week: On Swahili Literature Denigrating Slaves

Much of Swahili literature, including proverbs and canonical works like Utendi wa Mwana Kupona, denigrate watumwa (slaves) as if blacks were not forcibly captured, raped, castrated, and uprooted from their cultures. The casualness with which slavery is treated, even by progressive poets like Muyaka, is the biggest scandal in Swahili letters. (Evan Mwangi, in his … Continue reading Quote of the Week: On Swahili Literature Denigrating Slaves