Day: February 11, 2020

This Family Survived an African Refugee Camp. Their New Challenge: Surviving Houston Without a Car. 

Until January, Merci Madilu and his older brother, Espoir, had spent most of their existence in a refugee camp in the landlocked Central African nation of Burundi, where they shared a one-room, mud-walled shelter with their mother and eight younger siblings. 

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Author Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia on Nigeria’s literary flowering

 by ARUN KAKAR

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is a lawyer, academic and – after the publication of her debut novel The Son of the House in January 2019 – one of Nigeria’s brightest literary talents.

The novel won the Best International Fiction Book award at the Sharjah International Book Fair in October, a prize that counts bestsellers such as David Baldacci and Sorayya Khan among its winners.

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Meet X-Men Star You Didn’t Know Was Kenyan

Kenya is famous for numerous personalities who have flown the country’s flag high. From athletes like Eliud Kipchoge to football stars like Victor Wanyama to music personalities such as Sauti Sol who have set the entire continent alight with their music. Little is, however, known of international actors who have made it on the international stage and were born in the country. Lupita Nyong’o the obvious name that comes to mind. The next should be X-Men star Edi Gathegi.

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