Uzo Iweala in Italian Vogue

Click here to see Vogue’s (Italian) coverage of Uzo Iweala during his trip to Mali.

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CNN: African Writers on Pilgrimage across the Continent

CNN Coverage of Pilgrimages Read the Article Here See the Slideshow Here  ( continue reading

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Los Angeles Times: Writers Chronicle Africa in Sync with World Cup

LA Times Books Coverage of Pilgrimages Read the Article Here  ( continue reading

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Wasifiri: Pilgrimages–14 African Writers Re-Imagine Africa’s Cities.

Wasifiri Coverage of Pilgrimages. Read the Article Here  ( continue reading

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Reuters: New Literary Series Views Africa through African Eyes

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Doreen Baingana Interviewed by Washington City Paper

Writer’s Shock: Author Doreen Baingana Prepares to Pen a Travelogue from Memory by Christina Lee Somewhere in Kenya, during a six-hour bus ride from Mombasa to Nairobi this fall, the Kenya-based, Uganda-born Doreen Baingana’s laptop was stolen. In an Oct. 21 e-mail, her devastation was clear: “I am in shock right now. I will just have to use my memory. Terrible.” That laptop has every interview that Baingana, who for the last 16 years has lived in the D.C. area, …  ( continue reading

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South African Times covers Pilgrimages

“Part travelogue, part creative musing, the writers of the online Pilgrimages project keep their eye on the ball…” read more  ( continue reading


Pilgrimages Radio: a conversation with SABC

Listen as Tom Burke of the Chinua Achebe center for African Writing and pilgrims Billy Kahora (Angola) and Nicole Turner (Nairobi) talk to SABC radio about how they see the project. In English and Xhosa.  ( continue reading


Doreen Baingana’s pilgrimage featured in Somaliland Press

Pilgrimages has received coverage from Somaliland’s main newspaper, the Somaliland Press. Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland is the destination of Doreen Baingana who arrived this week. According to the newspaper’s web site Doreen will visit “Somaliland writers, poets, playwrights and artists. She will also hold question and answer sessions with student and reader clubs and tour heritage sites.” Read more  ( continue reading

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Ni Wakati to premier at Frisco’s Black Film Festival

A Kenyan film directed by Michael Wanguhu will premiere at San Francisco’s Black Film Festival on June 19, 2010. In Ni Wakati, which means It’s Time in kiSwahili, M1 (dead prez) and Umi (P.O.W.) travel to East Africa with the aim of introducing Africa’s rich diversity to the world. They connect with Ukoofulani Mau Mau a revolutionary youth movement of artists in the Dandora slum in Nairobi. They share music, food and culture as they break mistaken myths about Africa. Later, …  ( continue reading