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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Africa Online: The Think Different Edition

Written By: MIMI—Engaging, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative social commentary is taking place online, and African writers are creating a unique space for commentary about the great continent and the Diaspora in the digital landscape. Here are our favorite blogs offering insightful social, economic, and political commentary:

1. Lucid Magazine @ "Lucid Magazine is the place to find interesting, provocative articles that stimulate debate and inspire free thinking on everything from arts and culture to ideas and current affairs." Our favorite part of the site—having an online forum to engage in a healthy debate about the topics you read about. Bookmark Lucid, like we have, if you're interested in reading insightful features on diverse topics ranging from the roots of Indians in the Caribbean (Hidden History), to Africa's rising nations (Ghana: Africa's Emerging Star).
2. Debate & Review @ Debate and Review is an online forum for writers interested in sharing their opinions on a wide variety of issues, including politics, religion, the law, technology, and economics, from a Nigerian perspective. Our favorite part of the site—Nse Ikpe-Etim's City Big Girl Diaries column, which is an honest account about being a young Nigerian woman trying to find and make her place in the world. Bookmark Debate & Review, like we have, if you're interested in up-to-date op-ed pieces about Nigeria's state of affairs.
3. Annansi Chronicles @ "Launched in 2006, Annansi Chronicles reports on the culture and business trends ushering in a new image of Africa." Our favorite part of the site—the blog format which makes the site user-friendly, easy to read, and interactive with video clips. Bookmark Annansi Chronicles, like we have, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for inspiring news about African businesses.
(Photo Credits: Jim Jurica @ iStockPhoto)


Mak said...

Thank you for featuring these blogs! I'll definitely be checking them often. I love finding out about the positive coming out of Africa, both on the continent and in the diaspora.

Myne Whitman said...

I try to visit Anansi chronicles regularly. It's a very rich and diverse resource.