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Category: Arts & Academia

18 Aug

Painting an “Authentic Africa”

Art is a form of creation and expression of imaginations, thoughts, and fantasies that give meaning and more essence to lifestyle. The ability to establish an art is the power of relevance given to a piece of art by the artist. Every artist or painter draw inspiration from a source that was or is a part of their existence. Just like the story of Akunyili Crosby who was born as Njideka Akunyili in Enugu state of Nigeria in 1983. She is the daughter of the late Dora Nkem Akunyili who was the Director General of National Agency for Food, and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications from 2008 to 2010. Akunyili Crosby grew up in the...
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21 Jul

TASNEEM ZEHRA HUSAIN: Pakistan’s Foremost Female theoretical physicist

Tasneem Zehra Husain is the first female string theorist in Pakistan. Growing up, she was lucky to have well-educated parents who started supporting her from the very beginning. Although at some point in her life she was homeschooled. Hussain found the regular school boring. She felt like the curriculums were being taken round in circles so she told her father she was tired of going to school because she felt she was lagging behind. It was, however, her father’s idea that she schooled at home to speed up her education to the O Levels. When she turned thirteen, she sat for her O Levels through the British Council and at fifteen she sat for her A Levels. During her childhood days, much value...
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23 Jun

Giving Relevance to African Indigenous Vegetables

Mary Oyiela Onyango is a Kenyan woman born on the twentieth of February 1959. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Enos and Rosabelle Abukutsa. Mary is the third born of the family amongst eight children which enos and rosabelle had. The both parents loved to their children when Enos saw Mary’s bond to books he supported her with all he had while her mother taught her to be caring and loving. Mary is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, she holds both bachelor's and master’s degree of science in agriculture. She had her primary education in Ematsuli Primary School in Emuhya and her secondary education Bunyore Girls High School in Wekhomo from 1966 to 1976. She got married on 3 April...
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9 Jun

Exploring Traditional Motifs with Painting

Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu was born in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on November 11, 1935. She started painting at the age of ten with a great flair for art. She had her mother and grandmother as a guide and they taught and directed her on how to go about it. The painting had been her family's trademark and it was a tradition among the Ndebele people of South Africa, where young women are isolated from the society for a period of time to be taught the traditional craft. On this traditional hall of fame, Mahlangu started her journey on painting. It was also the tradition of the Ndebele people to pass on the traditional motif of their type of painting to their girl-child...
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