Quote of the week
'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora

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Harry Greaves – RIP

It is over a year since Harry’s body was found on a beach in Liberia and no explanation has been found to date.   Harry and I were at prep school  together in England  or to be more precise in Langton Green in Kent. Harry Augustus Greaves Jnr as he wished to be known then (he emphatically insisted on the American  postfix jnr having the same name as his father). Our headmaster, Mr Bairamian, or Bob as we called…

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Yinka Shonibare MBE – Gallery opening 27 sep16

Yinka Shonibare  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinka_Shonibare) is a wonderful artist and my good friend. His work is often breathtaking – cutting across many cultures, but fundamentally African. There are some who might ask how is Shonibare so fundamentally African – basically there is a place where you arrive at  in terms of artistic  creation that whatever you do reflects who you are  and you have no need to  imitate or reflect. That is Shonibare. Whatever he does is African  – you may…

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Jerry Lockspeiser – book launch – 12 sep 16
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Its  a welcome evening with my good friend Jerry Lockspeiser (http://www.harpers.co.uk/jerry-lockspeiser/1000.bio) . Jerry  has shown great devotion to Africa and has donated and helped schools in Sierra Leone. He is also major supporter of Action Aid. Tonight he is launching his new book on wine. ‘Your wine questions answered’ or  as he subtitled it in his introductory talk ‘everything you wished to know about wine but were too embarrassed to ask!’   Its on Amazon -. Jerry was a major…

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Welcome to African Century Journal Blog

  This space is  for contemporary commentary by our editor, Dapo Ladimeji,  on  important but also sometimes the fleeting and ephemeral events of life. An opportunity to give an African gloss on these events which so often feel important at the time but quickly flow with tide towards  the beach of incidental memories and to note those events that are truly important but may be concealed by the mist and noise of the day’s trivia.        

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