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Exploring the Ruins of Kilwa

When you think of visiting an old historical UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a Tanzanian island, what comes to mind? I am pretty sure…Stone Town, Zanzibar! What if I told you that there is another place in Tanzania that fits the exact same description—a place with a history that goes back further than Stone Town and which, at its height, was of even greater global importance? It’s true, I tell you. That place, Kilwa, is what I would like to tell you about today. READ ALSO: African Travel Blogs Award 2018: Please Vote for Me I first heard of the Kilwa … Continue reading

Roots TV Series

In my before last post, I told you about a new Roots miniseries (a remake of the 1977 Roots TV series) that will premiere on HISTORY® this May/June—depending on where you are watching from. Let me tell you a little more about it today. The new star-studded Roots premieres on television this May/June. It will first air on May 30 (Memorial Day) in the United States and June 15 for most other viewers. Some of the series’ filming took place in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This dramatic, historical portrait of American slavery, recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on … Continue reading

HISTORY® Channel to Air a New Roots Miniseries

Does the name Kunta Kinte mean anything to you? How about this scene: “Your name is Toby. I want to hear you say it!….What’s your name? Kunta…Kunta Kinte.", as a whip comes down hard on a young black man’s back? If you are around my age or older, you’ll probably easily recall this poignant scene from the 1977 Roots Miniseries (no, I was not yet born in 1977 but I grew up in Africa so we got American movies and TV shows 10 years late). As one of my favorite bloggers reminded me recently in a post about Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade, … Continue reading

HISTORY®TV Programming

We probably all spend a lot more time watching TV than we’d like to, so how about we just stop pretending? Instead, let’s embrace our TV-watching selves and openly look forward to TV programming that we are likely to enjoy! If you are a history lover like me and often find yourself watching one show after another on HISTORY®, then you are in for a real treat this May as the channel adds new programs such as Black Sails Season 2 to its program lineup. If you are in Africa, you probably watch HISTORY® on DSTV Channel 186, but HISTORY® airs all … Continue reading

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