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message 1: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
i just ran across a pretty cool blog.


message 2: by Mahriana (new)

Mahriana Rofheart | 84 comments cool Marieke. thanks! it's a very nicely done blog.


message 3: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
margaine wrote: "cool Marieke. thanks! it's a very nicely done blog."

yeah; and unlike myself, it looks like they update theirs regularly! and they link to some others that look pretty great. i've only checked this one so far, but it's already got me wanting to learn a ton more about chinese-african history and relations.


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments I read the first post about African parents and just had to laugh.


message 5: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Laugh in a good way or bad way?? I'm kind of excited to check out all the music they link to.


message 6: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
i changed the name of this topic so we can post links to blogs that readers learn about general resources. i think this blog from the economist began in July but I only just found out about it today.


message 7: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
while collecting news stories for our News in Egypt thread, i found this blog with some amazing pictures of Egypt, as well as lots of interesting information about how wonderfully diverse Egypt is.


message 8: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments Marieke wrote: "while collecting news stories for our News in Egypt thread, i found this blog with some amazing pictures of Egypt, as well as lots of interesting information about how wonderfully diverse Egypt is."
This was really a well-done blog. The pictures and discussion of hijab and other coverings was another look at the issue we've been discussing on another thread.


message 9: by Nina (new)

Nina Chachu | 205 comments For those who are interested in blogs from African countries, do check out Afrigator, which is an aggregator, http://afrigator.com/ You can search by country...


message 10: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
thanks for that Nina! i actually have used it in the past but it has been awhile...it's a fun thing to browse.


message 11: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
i am posting this in more than one place...


message 12: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
i don't think this is really a blog, but it looks pretty cool. a community of photojournalists posting their work about africa. i think right now two are American and two are South African. but it looks like people are allowed to join, so maybe some of you have work you want to share?? also, if you poke around on the site, they have a section for videos. there is only one so far, but it's Chris Abani giving a TEDtalk and if you have never seen Chris Abani speak, you should watch this. he is a lot of fun!


message 13: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments I didn't have time to look at everything, but the photos I looked at were really interesting and unusual. Neat site.


message 14: by Mahriana (new)

Mahriana Rofheart | 84 comments I just came across this blog: http://freduagyeman.blogspot.com/ - looks pretty cool. Found it through another blog's link to its article about a sci-fi book written in Shona. too bad I don't know Shona . . .


message 15: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
ah! sci-fi!
reminds me i've been meaning to share AfroCyberPunk. I'm pretty excited about this guy's book coming out.


message 16: by Mahriana (new)

Mahriana Rofheart | 84 comments ooh, thanks Marieke! I'm hoping that at some point I'll get inspired to do some academic research on African sci-fi, because it really needs to happen. :)


message 17: by Nina (last edited Jun 23, 2011 02:20AM) (new)

Nina Chachu | 205 comments Thanks to Mahriana and Marieke for sharing the two links above. Actually I know both of the people blogging as they are both Ghanaian. Jonathan Dotse, who blogs at AfroCyberPunk http://www.afrocyberpunk.com/ is actually a student at Ashesi University College http://www.ashesi.edu.gh where I work.


message 18: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
oooo tell Jonathan he has a fan base developing in the States! i'm really impressed with his blogs and his interviews.

and i'm excited about M.K. Asante's stuff, too...and to poke around that blog more! so much good stuff!


message 19: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments Nina wrote: "Thanks to Mahriana and Marieke for sharing the two links above. Actually I know both of the people blogging as they are both Ghanaian. Jonathan Dotse, who blogs at AfroCyberPunk http://www.afrocy..."

Just read about Ashesi University in The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. I didn't realize you worked there, Nina.


message 20: by Nina (new)

Nina Chachu | 205 comments Another book blog which might interest some of us is http://bookshybooks.blogspot.com/ . Sometimes there are lists of books, sometimes reviews, but all worthwhile, in my view


message 21: by Somi (new)

Somi (somiekhasomhi) I have an online fiction blog where I write stories set in Lagos, Nigeria. It's at www.lagosromanceseries.com


message 22: by Mary (new)

Mary (maryokekereviews) Hey there,
please check out
www.maryokekereviews.blogspot.com


message 23: by Taylor (new)

Taylor If anyone knows of any blogs run by someone in the Peace Corps. please let me know!


message 24: by S.E. (new)

S.E. Nelson (senelson) Mary wrote: "Hey there,
please check out
www.maryokekereviews.blogspot.com"


Thank you may. I will check out the blog.


message 25: by S.E. (new)

S.E. Nelson (senelson) Somi wrote: "I have an online fiction blog where I write stories set in Lagos, Nigeria. It's at www.lagosromanceseries.com"

Thank you, Somi. Looking foward to reading your stories.


message 26: by Mary (new)

Mary (maryokekereviews) Suzanna wrote: "Mary wrote: "Hey there,
please check out
www.maryokekereviews.blogspot.com"

Thank you may. I will check out the blog."


Looking forward to reading your thoughts.

Thanks.


message 27: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (last edited Feb 15, 2013 11:57AM) (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Nice blogs, ladies! and best of luck, Somi, with publishing your book. Mary, you have read soooo much! i hope you'll be joining in some of our discussions at this group. i think you have a lot to contribute!


message 28: by Mary (new)

Mary (maryokekereviews) Marieke wrote: "Nice blogs, ladies! and best of luck, Somi, with publishing your book. Mary, you have read soooo much! i hope you'll be joining in some of our discussions at this group. i think you have a lot to c..."

Thank you for the compliments! I am more than happy to participate in the group discussions... I hope to read a lot more.


message 29: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
You have a lot of books on your shelves that are new to me, but of the ones i know and have read, we seem to have very similar taste, so i'm looking forward to following your reviews. :)


message 30: by Ndeye (last edited Apr 08, 2013 02:06PM) (new)

Ndeye Sene (undertheneemtree) | 14 comments I have just start blogging...my primary focus is Africa rather than literature per se. So I will be blogging about politics, economy, development, fashion with an african focus or by an african author at least. I have already read a lot of these books, now I just have to blog about them (easier said than done). I am getting there...

I will appreciate it, if you could give me your honest opininion, here is the link: booksundertheneemtree.com
Thanks-)


message 31: by Gloria (new)

Gloria Gonsalves (gloriadgonsalves) If curious about cuisine from my home country Tanzania, go visit this blog http://tasteoftanzania.com/


message 32: by Ndeye (new)

Ndeye Sene (undertheneemtree) | 14 comments Nice blog!!! I must try one of your recette ( i dont know if it's am english word...lol) its french


message 33: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments Thanks, Gloria. Always ready to try new African recipes!


message 34: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Gloria wrote: "If curious about cuisine from my home country Tanzania, go visit this blog http://tasteoftanzania.com/"

This is exciting. Is it your blog?


message 35: by Anna (new)

Anna Cannard | 1 comments I just got back from 30 days in Africa. Starting to share pictures and stories on my blog. Check it out if you'd like! www.oruanna.blogspot.com


message 36: by Liralen (new)

Liralen | 180 comments Mod
I'm a fan of Spectra Speaks -- blog by a Nigerian feminist.


message 37: by Chris (new)

Chris | 1 comments http://chrisloehmer.blogspot.com/2013...
I have been blogging about my recent trip to Kenya. The plan was to do volunteer work, but I just wasn't there long enough to get much done.


message 38: by Jerry (new)

Jerry (jerrywaxler) | 1 comments I just came across an interesting blog about Africa and wanted to let you know.

http://africainside.org/

Jerry


message 39: by Yomi (new)

Yomi Adeyemi | 2 comments I just found this group and I think alot of these blogs are awesome. I actually write for a very cool blog about Africa that I didn't see listed:


http://africandynamo.blogspot.com/


message 40: by Brian (last edited Oct 24, 2013 01:13AM) (new)

Brian | 3 comments This is one of the more general blogs on Africa. It is quite trendy as well: http://answersafrica.com/ or if you are interested more in blogs that cover Southern Africa, you may want to check http://buzzsouthafrica.com/. I believe these are useful.


message 41: by Mark (new)

Mark Wentling | 36 comments Thanks for all this info on blogs related to Africa. I am sure many of the followers of these blogs will be interested in my new book, "Africa's Embrace."


message 42: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments Chris wrote: "http://chrisloehmer.blogspot.com/2013...
I have been blogging about my recent trip to Kenya. The plan was to do volunteer work, but I just wasn't there long enough to get much done."


Hey, Chris, I've been enjoying your blog about Kenya. If you're interested, you could check out my blog on our website http://www.simboleiacademy.org/blog/. My apologies if I've posted this before. It's specifically about our school project in Kenya, but lots of pictures also.


message 43: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 660 comments Yomi wrote: "I just found this group and I think alot of these blogs are awesome. I actually write for a very cool blog about Africa that I didn't see listed:


http://africandynamo.blogspot.com/"
So many topics on this blog! The info on computers and technology was especially interesting.


message 44: by Jules (new)

Jules | 1 comments Some nice listings here! I particularly enjoyed Spectra Speaks and Taste of Tanzania. @Gloria, I'll be sure to try your chapati recipe, and (maybe) mandazi, if I feel brave enough :)

Check out my blog on my life in Kenya, mixed up with some book, movie and music reviews, all revolving around Africa (which I am clearly obsessed with ;))

http://dreamingofafrica.wordpress.com


message 45: by Deana (new)

Deana (dbesala) Hi All, A good online community to check out is Rise Africa (www.africaisdonesuffering.com)

The visions a "a connected and empowered global African community" with a mission "to become a socially responsible multimedia corporation by utilizing interactive web space, dynamic production, local engagement, and strategic collaborations."


message 46: by Fiona (new)

Fiona | 1 comments Im quite excited to see Ghanaian blogger, and just African blogging in general on the rise. Its amazing.

I was inspired to start a blog myself. Its mostly about my experiences moving back home after a decade away.

Do check it out..

http://musingsatmidnite.wordpress.com/

Im a novice, so bear with me, and feel free to provide input :)


message 47: by Lori (new)

Lori Robinson | 4 comments I will look at your blog. I have been blogging about Africa and wildlife and wildplaces for over a year now. It's great fun and you meet lots of interesting like-hearted people. Lori from AfricaInside.org

http://africainside.org/


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message 49: by Steve (new)

Steve | 1 comments This is an amazing group. Well this is another great African Blog. You should check out.

Kenyan Blog

http://www.talkingtonelly.com/


message 50: by Yomi (last edited Mar 04, 2014 09:12AM) (new)

Yomi Adeyemi | 2 comments Not to hi-jack the thread, but if any writers here are interested in getting their material out on an African Blog, we're hiring at AfricanDynamo:

http://www.africandynamo.com/p/writin...

we do guest posts and requests as well!


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