The 5th Element – Five Feminist perspectives from Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

By Rafieka Williams for Genevieve Magazine For it’s fifth edition The Ake Arts and Book Festival focused on “This F-Word” as a theme. The festival highlighted female authors, artists, academics and performers working to forward the Feminist movement. Speaking to some of the guests at the festival, we asked what “This F-Word” means to them. […]

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Five minutes with Nnedi Okorafor

By Rafieka Williams for Genevieve Magazine  As a leading name in African Science Fiction, Nnedi Okorafor is making her mark in literature by creating worlds that we as Africans never knew could exist for us. Her work combines the subtlety of African Storytelling with the technicality of Science Fiction, breathing life into our vague understanding […]

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Lessons from Ama Ata Aidoo

By Rafieka Williams for Genevieve Magazine  Described as being “subversively confident” by one of the guests at Ake Arts and Book Festival this year,  Ama Ata Aidoo is one of the few female African writers who is both fierce in her stance on African feminism and gentle in her love for writing. Now, at the […]

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