Have you heard of musicxray? It is a website powered by AI (machine learning for those who want to get technical). Musicians upload their music, which is analysed and sorted using mathematical algorithms. With a huge database of over 3 million songs, it has identified the characteristics of the ones that became hits and organized…

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Empathy as a virtue

Is this a virtue? Can we honestly say that because we care about the welfare of others, that it makes us better people? In the case where the person is of less character than we think they should have, for instance, a thieving drug addict who just stole your phone, or politician who embezzled millions…

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Should I talk to you?

It is a beautiful World we live in. If someone says something I disagree with, I can change the channel, look for a different website, unsubscribe from a newsletter, leave a Facebook or WhatsApp group, or even set the place on fire. I have options. Someone told me that I’m thin skinned and needed to…

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Sourcing Great African Literature

African Literature. Sigh. People don’t want to be called African authors, Africans shun African authors, Africans fight other Africans about what African literature is and should be. It is a complicated space to occupy, especially because those of us who write stories know what the publishing World desires from the African continent. But they cater…

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