Tanzania: UDSM to Honour Ngugi With Doctoral Degree Saturday
[Daily News]THE University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) will award an honorary degree, better known in academic lingo as honoris causa, to a prominent Kenyan writer-cum-activist, Prof Ngugi wa Thiong'o, for his outstanding contribution to African literature during the university's 43rd graduation ceremony on Saturday.
Uganda: Saddle Up for Exceptional Leadership
[Independent]Book: Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, Authors: Bob Vanourek & Gregg VanourekThis International Book Awards winner (business category) for 2013 will inspire you with practical ideas on how to be the leader you were intended to be regardless of your calling
Zimbabwe: Marechera - the Cat Every Dog Secretly Feared
[The Herald]DAMBUDZO Marechera is a household phenomenon in contemporary literature. Power brokers often operate from the political domain, but Zimbabwe's lost generation writer still commands notable influence since his tragic death in 1987. If critical acclaim was a credible basis for establishing ethical value in literature, Marechera would have been the posthumous Pope of the domestic arena while Dr Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Memory Chirere would be his Swiss Guards.
Uganda: Reflections of a Literary Entrepreneur
[Independent]Book: What Makes Africans Laugh: Reflections of an Entrepreneur in Humour, Media and Culture, Author: James TumusiimeIn search of a place for culture and indigenous knowledge in modern political and cultural reasoning
South Africa: Book Launch - Two New Publications On the Brics
[SAIIA]Two new books on the emergence of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) grouping will come under the spotlight during SAIIA's two-day conference on 'BRICS and Africa: A partnership for Development' on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. A special discussion at the conference will explore the impact of this emerging powers bloc on the current global political and economic systems.