High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (Book Review)

High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by Jessica B. Harris Foreword by Maya Angelou Bloomsbury USA Hardcover, $26.00 304 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-59691-395-0 “We [African-Americans] are a race that never before existed: a cobbled together admixture of Africa, Europe, and the Americas… Involuntarily taken from a homeland, molded in the…

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Leila Djansi’s ‘Sinking Sands’ Leads at AMAA Awards 2011 Nominations

Ladybrillemag.com told you about the African Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night in Kenya. The event finally took place with Nollywood and Gollywood stars like Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke, Jackie Appiah and Michel Majid, among many, making an appearance in Kenya. We are excited to see ‘Sinking Sands’ by Ghana’s Leila Djansi…

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Mr. President, "What About Us?" Nigerian Youth Organizations Prepare to Host Youth Focused Presidential Debate

Nigeria’s Youth-led Organizations and some media outlets join forces for an upcoming youth focused debate in March 2011 with Nigeria’s presidential candidates. The debate will be the first-ever presidential youth centered debate in Nigeria. Looking ahead to the April elections, the debate would focus on the key issues affecting a critical voting demographic, with the…

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Is South Africa’s Push for Global Fashion Domination Premature?

Writer Sandiso Ngubane feels South Africa’s industry professionals  need to pay more attention to the country’s local industry rather than push a global fashion domination agenda, at least for now. Sandiso reports on the Africa Fashion International meeting she attending coming off the heels of the just completed Joburg Fashion Week. “Last night as I…

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