These Prolific African Authors Will Join This Year's Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Book Festival just announced their lineup, and it's filled with an exciting list of African authors.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York, and they announced the lineup for their annual festival in September today.

The best thing about the festival is that it gives you a chance to listen to your favorite writers in parks, bars, bakeshops, and ferries. Of course for those that like to keep it traditional, there will be plenty of discussions in bookstores and libraries.


The African authors on the lineup include Wayétu Moore, Nuruddin Farah, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Helon Habila, Akwaeke Emezi, Maanga Mengiste, Uzodinma Iweala, Tochi Onyebuchi, Léonora Miano, and Ondjaki.

The festival hosts writers in different stages of their careers and in various genres including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, comics, and young adult. It's a great opportunity to see acclaimed writers like Farah, but also a great way to check out newer voices you haven't heard before.

Events will happen throughout the week of September 10 to 17, leading up to the official festival day on September 16. Some of the discussions will be on income inequalities, powers of the presidency, healthy eating, and race relations.

The full schedule will be announced in August, but check out the site for a full list of the writers here.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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