Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Just In Case You Missed Out...

As you might have noticed we are constantly updating our pages which means you might, in the near future, miss a week's postings. The solution is our Archives blog! Make sure you also follow The I (WRITE) Africa Archives. And since we love to cover all our bases we also happen to follow the Archives blog so you can also find the link at the bottom of this page!

Keeping on keeping up!

This Week on I (WRITE) Africa

First, we would like to say THANK YOU for the support! In just two weeks, we have had 24 facebook likes, one follower, and 484 page views. This is just the beginning. Continue to support us as we support the continent's greatest asset: the imagination.

This week on the blog we have:

AfroPolitik's very first post, Said the Oppressor to the Oppressed; a more philosophical take on the current political status quo on the continent.
On The Lines Blur we have yet another piece by M. Shabaya called Mother, There is a Madman at Our Door. It is a dark narrative on grief and grieving.

And finally new to the blog is Augatora a space where art and politics meet. Augatora is a lost word. In its literal form it means eye-gate. In this page we publish what catches our eye and yours from around the web! This could be photography, music, video, visuals anything that you feel catches your attention and forces you to think, to laugh and to question. If you have any interesting Augatora links you would like to share drop us a line and we will be sure to post it!

So don't forget, read, enjoy and COMMENT here on the main page!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

This Week on 'The Lines Blur'

African Writing at its Best!

The Postings on the 'The Lines Blur' will not be archived therefore all work will be removed on a weekly basis. The very first post in the Page is called 'Nairobi: The Second Greatest City After Paris' by up and coming writer M.Shabaya.

Read, Comment here on the main page, and just enjoy it!

The Very First Post!

Welcome to I (WRITE) Africa. The latest in African political comment.

However, we offer more than just politicized screed; it is a movement. The content on this blog is more than politics it is a relevant mix of activism, art, and literature.  Through our upcoming posts you will come to understand the complexities of the African politic whilst celebrating unsung heroes, she-roes and the continent’s often muted progress.

We have conveniently divided topical issues by page:

The Beginning: This is our homepage and where all  blog announcements and highlights will be posted.

The New Republic:  This is our unique campaign named rightly so as it is a page that will examine the possible implications of Kenya’s recently promulgated constitution on the nation‘s democracy. More so, the implications the constitution amendments will have on the upcoming 2012 elections. Following the tradition of the Federalist Papers, we will question, analyse and debate, through an essay series, the nooks and crannies of the document following through until the 2012 elections.

AfroPolitik:  This section is designed for rigorous discourse on alternative and transformative political action in Africa it is also a comment page on all issues pertaining to African politics, economics, society and occasionally international developments.

The Lines Blur: This is our literature wing that seeks to enlighten readers on the ‘African’, or rather the human, condition.  In this section, we will publish poetry, prose and novel excerpts that would tell the African story in several ‘human’ perspectives.

Kenya 2012 General Elections