African literature

BOOK REVIEW: AND FOR ALL THESE REASONS … I’M IN: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will show up. As I ponder on the next chapter of my life in an entrepreneurial space…rather as I shake in my boots thinking of creating a brand new business this book was timely. The book is filled with hand advice from South Africa’s Dragons Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, and Vusi Thembekwayo. Gil Oved gifted me this…

FORDSBURG FIGHTER: THE JOURNEY OF AN MK VOLUNTEER: An explosive book launch

What are we reading?

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Mandla Langa set up the conversation with Amin Cajee at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park. The book discusses a heavy topic that Cajee penned in order to tell his story to his grandchildren and he wanted to give them a copy of the book each but it is a book that is now in the public space. It is a controversial story that questions MK leadership and their overly controlling…

Kopano “Kalvyn” More Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will [Part 1 of 3]

What are we reading?

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    This book by Kopano “Kalvyn” More has a very catchy title, Change Is Changing: Write Your Own Story or Some Idiot Will.  It introduced me to the concept of citizenship principle - a concept that I will delve into in Series 3 of this conversation. The book is dedicated to the youth of South Africa and Africa with a foreword by the Princess of Africa Mme Yvonne Chaka Chaka.…

AN ANSWER (?) TO DEVELOPING AFRICAN THEORY – GROUNDED THEORY

African theory, Intellectual swag

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin In February 2016, with my first blog post my aim was to encourage the development of African theory to advance African thought. At that point I was a few weeks into the PhD Programme. Now a few months in and under the inspiration of my qualitative research lecturers David and Paul, I would like to proffer a HOW to do this as a follow up…

SWEET MEDICINE BY PANASHE CHIGUMADZI

What are we reading?

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At the end of the novel Panashe acknowledges Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for affirming her and sparking the desire within her to be a writer. I start with this because I am a firm believer in that  all voices need to be heard and if we have authors who speak in different voices and cover different contexts, more people will be inspired to read and write. So I am certain someone…