Recently, one of our readers indicated that he’d like to see more blogs by Africans in Africa about their daily lives in their own countries–something different from what is already in the news media. I immediately got to thinking about some bloggers that I personally follow and I also scoured the web to find some more for this list.
A blogger who lives in Kenya and writes mostly about banking, finance, technology and investments in the country. From time to time he has guest posts, mostly on travel around the continent, as well as personal posts about life in Kenya, mostly in the city of Nairobi.
Another Kenyan writer who has a way with words and tells riveting stories. “About people” and “things that define people.” You will love it.
4. The Days of a Lifer
A blog by a Zambian in Lusaka, who seeks to document recent history in his country by writing about his own life experiences, or stories he has heard first-hand.
5. Other Things Amanzi
A South African surgeon “working in the notorious… province of Mpumalanga” blogs here. I suppose you’ll have to read his blog to find out why Mpumalanga is notorious. Like all doctors I know who are also storytellers, Bongi is a fine griot.
He comes to us from Malawi, with tales of his everyday life as a “the boss of an institution.” Change to the Timeslide view if you want to read his stories in chronological order.
7. Ghana Rising
Exists to celebrate “all the yummy goodness of Ghana: its people, its culture and its [far reaching] influences.” Enjoy!