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Arao Ameny
Works at Association of African Journalists and Writers (AAJW)
Attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
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Increasingly, artists and writers are turning to social media to create work and expand their audiences. These digital platforms trigger a new urgency of particularly politically minded artists. They are curating, producing and sharing their work in innovative new ways, speeding up the production of writing and circumventing traditional constraints on content.

New technologies are shaping new artistic work–tweets become novels, blog posts turn into creative manifestos.  Technology is also reimagining classic work. Older novels are given new life with unexpected endings re-written and released into the digisphere.

This conversation examines social media’s long-term consequences for literature and writing. As the Internet offers a platform for the unheard and the potential to reach new audiences, how do new voices emerge and what are the new forms of constraint they face? How do African writers and voices fit into the emerging digital landscape?  While the Internet allows the circumvention of older Eurocentric models of publishing that limited older generations of African writers, how is the rising generation of creative artists addressing new forms of the digital divide? With access to a world of writers on your mobile device, who should you be reading?

This Google Hangout event will be a public conversation amongst readers and writers passionate about the written word and its power to influence politics and society.

Speakers include:

Binyavanga Wainaina
Sean Jacobs of Africa as a Country
Nonkululeko Britton
Lebo Mashile
Jesse Shipley (Host)
This Hangout On Air is hosted by SMW Johannesburg. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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African community, please RSVP! 
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World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 with journalist Ron Suskind. There's still time to RSVP.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/RonSuskind_PanelUN 
Seating will be on first come first served basis 

Read Ron Suskind’s article on New York Times Magazine: 
 Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney 

Watch the webcast live on UN Web TV at http://webtv.un.org/

Join chat on Twitter at #WAAD 
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Autism awareness at the UN on April 2. #newyorkcity  
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"In an era where everyone can now post news or share their opinions, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing the role of the traditional media and their trained journalists have become less valuable. But, in many ways they have become even more important. With so much unchecked information, there is a desperate need for a respected, independent voice to identify what matters among the noise and chaos on the web and help make sense of what we are reading or watching." To read more, go to http://bit.ly/XDrKay.
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African community, please show your numbers! Come out to the Immigrant Heritage week. I look forward to seeing you there. 
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immigration reform roundtable in Harlem tomorrow! African community, please come out! 
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  • Association of African Journalists and Writers (AAJW)
    Founder, Exec Dir., present
  • UN Africa Renewal at www.un.org/africarenewal
    Web Editor/ Writer, present
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New York City
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Bloomington, Indiana - Indianapolis, Indiana - Kampala, Uganda
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I want to serve Africans through journalism, writing and storytelling...to tell our own narratives in our own voices.
Introduction
  • Ugandan-born journalist, writer
  • Proud to be Lango (Luo ethnic group)
  • Passionate about Africa & Africa-related topics  
  • Favorite writer and poet: Okot p' Bitek and (Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol). 
  • Favorite books:  Things Fall Apart by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
  • News and politics junkie (American & international)
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Tactful, diplomatic, always smiling...
Education
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Masters in Journalism
  • University of Indianapolis, Indiana
    Bachelor's in Political Science, minors in International Relations & Communications
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