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.
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
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, …
Blogger Afri-love (aka Lulu) has added her own twist to the Pilgrimages Project. The U.K.-based designer created 13 graphic illustrations that capture the essence of each city. You can find all 13 of the illustrations here on her blog.