Uzo Iweala in Italian Vogue

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

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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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Kojo Laing on Cape Town

(1) The truth about Cape Town lies just below the surface, as it were: the more contrast you see between the small shanty rooms to buildings of the townships and then the solid post-Victorian near-arrogance of the middle-class suburbs the more tears you shed as you move around the city. This city is in itself moving not only by its rather cruel and shallow contrast of class and colour but also by the facts of its potential: some of what has been …  ( 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

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  • Tom Burke

Thomas Burke is the Program Manager of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College. In the past he served as Director of Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, Assistant Director of SLS in Russia, and as the Event and Promotions Manager at Words without Borders, an online magazine of international literature in translation. He received an MFA from UMASS Amherst and his work has appeared in Tin House and The Brooklyn Rail, among other places, and is forthcoming in the St. Petersburg Review.