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Black literature symposium

Black literature symposium
 
Alain Mabanckou Photo : Gaillard

During a black literature symposium at Paris’ Quai Branly museum African writers are trying to determine whether there is such a thing as an African consciousness. Do African writers have a common identity? Is it possible to categorise African writers? And what’s in store for African literature in the future? Crossroads goes in search of the answers.

  • Successes and challenges for Somali women in London

    Successes and challenges for Somali women in London

    Many Somali women who came to London as refugees are trying to adapt to their new lives in Britain after fleeing the violence of their native homeland. With the pressures …

  • An untold story, slavery seen through the eyes of Africans today

    An untold story, slavery seen through the eyes of Africans today

    The trans-Atlantic slave trade saw millions of Africans forcefully transported to the Americas on European ships. Crossroads visits Ghana and Nigeria to find out how …

  • How do former child soldiers learn to live with their past?

    How do former child soldiers learn to live with their past?

    How does someone who was caught up in war or conflict as a child learn to deal with their experiences? Crossroads hears from a charity in London working to help youngsters …

  • Children's education on hold in war zones

    Children's education on hold in war zones

    Armed conflict is destroying not only schools but the future of millions of displaced children, robbed of education for years and even decades. A new UN report calls …

  • Ghana's Global Mamas

    Ghana's Global Mamas

    Ghana is one of Africa's greatest economic success stories. Yet female entrepreneurs are still a rarity. So the NGO Global Mamas is connecting hundreds of local women …

  • Seeking new horizons

    Seeking new horizons

    Crossroads talks to women from other parts of Africa who've emigrated to South Africa. Why have they chosen to leave their home countries? And why does South Africa offer …

  • Egypt in crisis: what comes next?

    Egypt in crisis: what comes next?

    Is Mohammed El Baradei the man to lead Egypt or will the new vice president, Omar Suleiman, be Hosni Mubarak's successor?

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