1. South African poet Xabiso Vili was recently crowned the best Slam Poet in the world. He beat poets from 40 countries to win the 2022 World Slam Poetry Competition. Watch.
2. Does Africa have an image problem, can you teach entrepreneurship and how do you stop the brain drain? These are some of the topics tackled on the TRUE Africa podcast. Join Claude Grunitzky and African leaders as they unpack critical issues and African solutions for African problems. The podcast is available in English, Portuguese and French.
3. Ivorian graphic designer O'Plérou Grebet’s mission to represent Africa via emojis keeps gaining momentum, and now anyone with Apple, WhatsApp and Android apps can express themselves through African symbols. He's also turned them into digital art anyone can own. Check out his NFTs here.
4. How do you empower the next generation of emerging authors to tell compelling stories that can travel around the continent and the world? Brittle Paper’s The Writing Room offers free creative writing courses on
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