Nnedi Okorafor in “Lagoon” and Tade Thompson in “Rosewater” take us to Nigeria to illuminate the “what-ifs” of that society for Nigerians themselves.
Music has always been at the forefront and the arts still need to ask ‘Who are we?’ and speak truth to power
The wild, rebellious Masekela of the 60s and 70s played donated on a horn donated by Louis Armstrong. He transformed into an elder statesman of social activism.
For South Africans aspiring to freedom, jazz was protest music. In struggle, jazz offered shared, collective messages of black intellectual attainment – and beauty.