• Allgemein,  Interview,  Literature Festival,  Uganda

    Ugandas First Woman – Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at the African Book Festival – Interview ger/engl

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    What happens to a book when you address Africa as a readership? Africans should write the way they want to write. In Africa, we were brought up as if we were Europeans too. So when Europeans write, they don't think about Africans and whether we understand them. But when we write as Africans, we think about whether they will understand the way we write." If we Europeans think that we can read and understand Shakespeare, why was it not possible for the Germans, the English to read and understand how I write for Africans....

  • Popkultur/Pop culture,  Uganda

    DJ Kampire from Uganda – Girls, don’t be afraid!_ger/engl

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    She DJs halfway around the world and is a role model in her native Uganda. Dj Kampire, aka Kampire Bahana from the capital Kampala. She has been DJing, mixing and remixing her own tunes for over six years. She is not only successful in Uganda. But there she has mastered the difficult leap from hobby to professional DJ. It all started at the Nyege Nyege Music Festival in Kampala, which is well-known in Africa. There she was a co-founder and is now part of the collective. The Nyege Nyege Festival has made a name for itself worldwide, and even in the West it is considered an insider tip to hang out there. But visitors from there are still the…

  • Gesellschaft/Society,  Geschichte/History

    The White Savior Complex – Der Weisse Retter Komplex // Essay by Lorna Likiza – engl/ger

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    The White Savior Complex – Is Self-Hate to Blame? by Lorna Likiza For German Version please scroll down I am currently reading Out Of Darkness, Shining Light by Zimbabwean Writer, Petina Gappah. The story follows the events just after the death of Scottish Physician, Explorer and Missionary, David Livingstone, and how his African companions decided to transport his body to Bagamoyo so that it could be further transported to his native land for proper burial. It’s historical fiction at its finest but one character stands out for me. Jacob Wainwright. Rescued as a young boy from being sold into slavery by the British, Wainwright is enrolled into the Nassick Mission School in Bombay where in the process he becomes…