Ethiopia: The Next Global Apparel Powerhouse? 

With a total population of nearly 100 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa. The country’s long history of conflict, drought and famine meant that its huge population has been long considered somewhat of an economic burden rather than a valuable resource. However, the Ethiopian government is now hoping that it can turn the…

The Festival of Literary Diversity: A Celebration of Many Voices Coming Together

  FOLD 2017 accomplished its mission. As a Festival of Literary Diversity, the second-annual event brought together established and emergent writers of varied backgrounds in a space that fed their souls, created dialogue and provided down-to-earth guidelines and information about writing and publishing. Held recently in Brampton, Ontario, a city known for its culturally diverse population, FOLD…

Nigerian Poet Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize for 2017 

  In 2017, Nigerian poet Romeo Oriogun stunned readers with his complex, urgent poetry full of brimming emotion, stark imagery, and biting questions. In a unanimous vote, this young poet was awarded the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. This prestigious £3,000 major poetry award, sponsored by Brunel University and Commonwealth Writers, is given to poets who have not…