Thursday, December 09, 2010

ImageNations Among the Best 40 Blogs for African Studies Students

I woke up this morning to a fantastic news: ImageNations has been listed as one of the best 40 blogs for African Studies Students organised by Accredited Online College. This is what the release says:
Though it appears every night on the news, there’s plenty that most people don’t understand about the African continent. Many students, fascinated by the snippets of politics and culture that seep through the media, classrooms and museums, take to studying the diverse peoples and places that come to define it. Whether they focus more on the art or the economics (and everything in between!), they discover the realities that lay both behind and beyond the familiar images of children with AK-47s and emaciated villagers. Even those who have not chosen such a major, minor or elective should still make an effort to understand the truth of the African nations — their strengths, their weaknesses, their relationships, their history and their cultures. Though neither comprehensive nor listed in any particular order, the following blogs provide an excellent start towards understanding a volatile and controversial corner of the planet. All of them provide different perspectives from different backgrounds and different nations and cities, making them appropriate for readers hoping to see issues from multiple angles rather than through a singularly "Western" filter.
Please click here for the full list. However, I thank all my readers whose comments and critiques have helped me over the years to stick to my goal of Promoting African Literature. If we don't do it for ourselves no one would do it for us. Hurray!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations, my good friend! This is no more than you deserve! Now, on to even bigger laurels.

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  2. @NYA... thanks. It makes me happy to see that the little I am doing is being recognised elsewhere.

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  3. Congrats,Nana. I seriously believe you doing a great job. And my heart always bleeds that I wish we had several of BOOK boggers in Ghana to promote African literature.

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  4. @Geosi, let's not give in the little we are doing. With time others would join.

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  5. Congrats NFA, this is awesome, and I'm so proud of you!

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  6. Wow, congratulations, Nana. I'm so proud of you!

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  7. well done on making the list ,all the best stu

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  8. Wow congratulations! That's pretty awesome :)

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  9. Nana good to see a fellow Ghanaian on there :) Congrats as we say at home

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  10. @Gamelmag (1&2) thanks... it's your help and all

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  11. @Amy... you do inspire me at times...

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  12. @Nii your work at myweku.com is great. Don't give up cos the likes of you makes me feel happy. Ayekoo!

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  13. I got here via the link on the list and I really like your blog. It reminds me of this other book blog I read which is incidentally also run by a Ghanian: www.kinnareads.wordpress.com

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  14. @authorsoundsbetterthanwriter... I actually read her too and we have met on many occasions. We are actually friends now. lol. Thanks for coming and I hope you would also become a reader here.

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  15. A very well deserved accolade!
    I say this sincerely because you take us along a path very few travel and you lead very well.

    Mike

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  16. Congratulations! Your blog expands my world.

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  17. Really proud of you. kudos!!!

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  18. thanks Anonymous... think I know this one

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