PART 1 – SEBATI MAFATE: Hollywood’s African Star

PART 1 – SEBATI MAFATE: Hollywood’s African Star

I have read many books in 2012 and one of the books that touched me the most is “Memories of Lotsane: The Chronicles of an African Boarding School” by the gifted Sebati Mafate. Mafate hails from Botswana and is not…

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

Tweet Based on original research, over fifty interviews and more than 11,000 documents, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the…

3bute.com adapts Caine Prize 2012 Shortlisted Stories

  The 2012 winner of the of the £10,000 Caine Prize, Africa’s leading literary prize, will be announced at a celebratory dinner at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on Monday 2 July. To promote the new crop of young writers, 3bute.com in collab…

On Maiwada’s Foray in Plagiarism

The problem is not that Ahmed Maiwada has complained of the similarities in ‘Bombay’s Republic’ and ‘Burma Boy.’ It is the manner in which he has done so — choosing to make a hurried conclusion before a logical argument, and…

Let's Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Tweet Did you just cringe from this direct affront of a title? Then that might be the hypocrite in you, the sappy morality you probably incurred from a decent upbringing and/or  religious beliefs. I am of a modest upbringing too: a…

The Problem With Small Miracles

Tweet So, I was one of the cyberspace moralists that put in word for Okeoghene Ighiwoto, the now famous Nigerian patient who has been ‘saved’. How might one begin thinking of this matter in a post-salvation mode, now that we…

Virality is a Cause

Tweet [For an insightful background into #SaveOke, see the images of Okeoghene Ighiwoto on Linda Ikeji’s blog,read Temitayo Olofinlua’s piece, and read Oke's story] Jason Russell and his cohorts have shown us how ‘viral’ suggests infiniteness, a geometric progression, an…