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the constable stemmed. yeah, well it didn't last time. i need to know what african government can do the 77 percent in 60 minutes on d. w. ah, what secrets lie behind these walls? discover new adventures in 360 degrees. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. d. w world heritage 360. get the app. now this is d w nias africa coming up on the program. judging what you were address that's cause an outcry in rwanda. this woman faces possible jail time for has see through outfit. we explore the drama and what it reveals about rondon society also coming up after losing kenya's presidential election, veteran opposition,
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politicians, rayleigh ganga asked the supreme court to nullify the results. and as this years african book festival opens in berlin to award winning african authors join us here in studio. we'll also hear from ghana, where one woman is running a project to help children develop passion, a reading that's really important for children to be surrounded by contents where the characters, the heroes events look like that helps. who show confidence. i'm told me on lady go welcome to the program. we began in rural wanda, where one woman is facing 2 years in jail, for what authorities call in decent dressing. lilyanne mcgarvey cassie was arrested in early august after a photo of wearing
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a transparent dress in public went viral. police then held her for 12 days until she was granted bail. a court hearing is expected soon. this is the dress lilyanne moved gobby kazi war to a concert in rwanda's capital kick. golly, off to this photo went viral. she was accused of shameful dressing and arrested. now the 24 year old has been charged with public indecency and could face prison, sparking a debate on social media and across rwanda. her not one of them about m o t. i can't say she was unfairly arrested. i followed lilian's issue. she was wearing a transparent garment in his short coat, hose, or clothes that make men sexually aroused awakening. satan yoga. is amalia she pod. so i will object to that is not nudity with nudity. for me is
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when there is no garment whatsoever on your body. i to miss from them by or moon. imagine some one left her home feeling well dressed in that outfit. but you decide to attack her simply because you have failed to control your sexual desires. how control fidel? none would you, you can not tuck, but other rwandan women are not impressed with magog because he's choice of outfit . her we had one decade. he was as a re wandering woman who understands rwandan values of respecting one's self and others. when are you caught in? yeah, i would say by that the dress, it wasn't respectable. i will call going at one because public indecency is a crime punishable by up to 2 years in jail. but that's confusion over what it actually means. the law itself doesn't define what is public in the sense. so that means and it's, it's subject to interpretation. while in a pin,
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all good ones will not be a mission, not give her own 40 to petition should be precise, clear to everyone. the case is also causing concern over what it could mean for ruined it's fashion and entertainment industries. and even for women who wear many scots, when they go out lilyann mo, god, because he meanwhile is out on bail waiting for a court to decide if she'll be sent to jail for her choice of outfit. let's speak now to juliet carry, tiny, a women's rights activists in rwanda. she joins us from key galli. it's good to have you on the program, juliette, now you see the images of lilyanne will go because he was that an appropriate outfit to wear in public the toys an appropriate outfit to at the concert
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may see she went to a concert. and that's it. and now tweak that is true in diesel was a young person. she was in her rates. well, it's, you know, a lot of people saying that was in decent because it exposed her body was, it was transparent. so, so what would you say to them and indecency depends on people. it's a very big leg. depends and i'll then say that it was even probably because this one was in a closed room. and because of the media and the person who took a picture and read that course and definitely, and that's why we got to see her ad. but if you were in the age where there were no camera who didn't even heard that voice, how would you define indecency her to me personally in that's why i see personally indecency would be someone going out really cared with
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no clothes on a new card. li, as the on the avoidance, where so many people are in the market. and me also, people may be making up in public that's in the city to me by having someone who's, who's wearing something, something that be wanting the shot. it's really something the want. it's not in the sense so, so, so you're saying this is a kind of a personal interpretation of it. so who really should define indecency is of individual is of a government to all society voucher. this work. and lisa say you things differently. and randall also has many people will those work of service, even those who aren't. and because they read the law, that is it, that does not have more detail and leave people to tween
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a pretty different key. it could be great to have details of what is in the cincy and if the read then, then the whole law should be repealed. and i think it's something that we need to do as soon as possible because i see a lot of discrimination toward women than men. we see many men who go topless in concerts. we see many men going. we've been on the board and he's picking normally as something that is normal, but it's women's body being sexual life. and that's where she feels a lot of a lot of backlash. and this is a mindset that is rooted in patriarchy in religion, where we see, and the to backlash being the lead them towards women than, than men. and i think that's what happened in 2 lives carry time, you communications specialist and women's rights activists in kigali. thank you for
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speaking to us. thank you for having me. ah. your watching d dublin years africa still to come using works by african authors to help cultivate children's love of books. but what do existing reading habits on the continent look like? i don't think i can tell you one african writer, so i think there's there's more visibility to finish. now. we'll discuss that in just a bit with our guests. but 1st a kenya. now, it's been more than a week since william router was declared winner of the presidential election, but his rival, rylon dingo, is disputing the outcome in the countries talk court. he wants the results cancelled, claiming there were discrepancies in the figures. the situation is given kenyans a sense of deja vu 5 time presidential
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hopeful by loading guy is the supreme court. his optimistic that after a largely peaceful voting process, the court will nullify the result that placed his challenger william brutal a head board. they thought we were playing, but we meant business. the right of the canyon will not be stolen by those thieves . this is the latest in an unfolding political drama, and at the center of it is the top court. in 2013, the supreme court faced its 1st major test after i loading a saw to have the election result thrown out. the court ruled against him and upheld that vote. 5 years later, it was a case of same script, same cast as the dingo once more sought the courts intervention. this time the court would send the country back to a vote. to day many of you, the court process as long and drawn out, but also proof of a maturing democracy. there will be based governance expert. gabriel mal dormer
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agrees with a cabinet. we need to disengage from having the cyclical process every 5 years that we don't just conduct one electron. but to i'd like people to understand these numbers. thing that one in the monetary aspect behind it is if we conduct them electrons at 44000000000 and then do another ronald order. and like we saw in 2017, you end up putting another 20000000000 also into the same process. so it becomes a him longest course to just run this electrons. so far, kenny has spent over $360000000.00 on the election, making it one of the most expensive in the world. for the average canyon grappling with unemployment rising food costs and reduced wages, election fatigue has set in as was made clear by the lower than expected voter turnout. gives you more. we need to wait for the case to be decided. so we know how life will be there, but that decision could make things better or worse. if we repeat the election,
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it will affect us negatively by dollar. despite people under $35.00, making up the bulk of the can and population, the only re presented 39 percent of the voting bloc his year down from 51 percent in the previous selection. political analyst in every morocco says this disconnect between the youth and electoral processes could have devastating consequences. they will find another way to get the attention of government, and unfortunately it's mainly negative. so we can easily spiral into conflict because when you have a large population that doesn't have access to basic needs and they are hungry, you can't expect them to think straight all eyes and now and the supreme court, which must, for the 3rd time in a rule decide what the country's political future could be. ah, let's turn to the literary scene now here in berlin. the annual african book
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festival has kicked off the theme this year is yesterday to day to morrow. exploring the connections between the continents, older and younger writers. this comes at a time of growing international recognition for african authors. the 2021 nobel prize for tanzanian novelist abdulla zak guna, kept a year in which nearly every big book award from the booker to france's pre gong corps, went to writers from africa. i think the reason these prizes have been awarded to these with these texts on these materials is because of the quality of the writing . and that's what i'm saying. so incidence is not to say, ah, the world is waking up now and is given is because this writing is good. a cameron's largest bookstore, african literature packs the shelves, owner and literary scholar. i'm less. com. thanks. european readers are fascinated by how african literature differs from the western tradition. sceptical, says the
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o. c. o, it's a combination of the subject matter which deals with the situations in africa. and a fascination with the literary style, with narrative forms that are not fundamentally western that a, i mean money do not it. he nip ha, is not see a lot of see them better. to insure african literature has a bright future. kenny based writer and publisher to kiss for ivana says we need to focus on the next generation of african storytellers. i or to myself, to be able to hold on and bring younger generation of writers and, and, and give them voice and give them the platforms and of african countries are only like 5060 years from colonialism. we're still growing. we are still young.
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so we've seen the growing profiles of african writers, but what do reading habits on the continent look like? we've been finding out i read a printer or books. i read inspiration are bogs. i read motivational books, are personally, i don't to lay clarity books. it is on tier being that is because way, i really spent more time in online, maybe youtube, and doing some research. i read novels, mostly. romantic. was the $880.00 did the library or at home? it can be anywhere i did it. i always make day. duty who is i always visit the scene boys hours, my myself and that's why i don't usually i don't think i can even tell you one african writer. so i think there's, there's more accessibility to international. that's who i normally would like to watch them because there's
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a lot of them reading books is like going so different alters, you know, honest learning experience is lenin from yeah. wealth of imagination and thoughts. so reading opens up my imagination and he brings me to another ward. it gives me inside. joining me here in studio are 2 distinguished authors from the continent from south africa and nick longo. as a waiter born writer, his latest book is a collection of short stories published in may titled for you at steel, a goat and jennifer mccann, b from uganda. her 2nd novel, the 1st woman won last year's jelic prize with my guest are multi award winning writers. welcome to the dublin years, africa, which is heard mixed views from the continent about people's reading habits. as writers, jennifer, let me start with you. are you concerned that you have to compete with technology to, to, to grab people's attention? not concerned, and because that is or is there, there is or is out are the media you compete with as
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a novelists. but what i have to do is to convince a few readers in africa that what i'm doing is interest inc. and that it is and worse, spending time with because are in africa, novels travel by word of mouth. so once you convince a few people, those will tell you imagine one person tell us top 10 people about your book. that these general 10 people i've read it, there's a 100 people that's a 1000 people. i'm so for me, competing with technology or with wisdom, writers is not a major problem. for nick, what stories need to be told and read on the continent? oh, i think, you know m, i feel like to know where like, personally when i write the story, i write a story that, you know people can relate to. but firstly,
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the stories that i would love to read if i am, if i was somebody out there who has not, you know, was not the right. what stories would i like to read? so i have, right. so i kind of stories. so i just thought i thought it will always be different from one person to another, you know, and the more diversity of thought is the more important it is for people to have that kind of diversity. so i think what story to right, that's right. and then just write stories and people who are it. and thinking of reading, either view of both of you avid readers as children. and you can try it if you are not an avid reader. i used to read like mind. i mean, i'm one of those. he is to hide away at home or sometimes, you know, grown up or come and say, are you going to eat books for dinner today? in humphrey day? yeah, i grew up reading,
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but mostly i grew up reading african writer said if so, because i found it difficult in south africa for instance, the books that were accessible to us away and books prescribed in schools like your shakespeare, you know, so those were difficult for me, i couldn't relate to many of them, you know, even the english was more than english for me. so where i found that could relate books that i found that could really books written by african writers talking about things that i also know, you know, in the african by the series. right. and on that note, let for the conversation for now and go to gone out where we meet a woman whose passion and love is in african writing and she's actively trying to get children to fall in love with books and reading. yes, he is
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a bill yackel laughs reading. the 7 year old is one of several children taken reading lessons at this literacy center in ganeth capital a cry. oh, oh. oh yes i the lessons are run by teacher and writer, add him to colonel. she began reading at a young age because her parents could afford to buy books. she has st. set up this organization called book see to pass on her passion to children. got to see you. some is old time. we group, i'm children by reading level, and then i'm depending on where reading level the child is. we have a different activity. so is there no learning how to mean when you're doing a fun, including story time, where we'll share like a book of the day with them. but the also doing for next week, but i found on the week and we do activity there on that. so the books adam uses
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here as special. each one is written by an african author, thus because she didn't have access to many, when she was growing up and she wants to change that, i think that it's really important for children to be surrounded by contents where the characters, the heroes in it look like that helps push your confidence when it comes to reading helps you even understand more because the material is really tumble and it gets you excited to pick up these books. adam also runs on online book shop. so readers from across the country can access childrens books written by a variety of african writers. but she has her work cut out. 80 percent of children in sub saharan africa come to read or understand is simple story by the age of 10. according to the world bank, adam and hate scene are doing what they can to encourage more kids in ghana to pick
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up the book. and it's already making a difference. isabella is fast becoming one of the best readers in this group. as i say, confidence continues to grow. look for, daniel smiled and said, please do. oh, that's okay for can be and nick longer still here with me, authors from the continent. jennifer, is it important or how important is it for you to be read on the continent to read, to be read back home and how does that influence your writing? oh, for me, as i write specifically for african readers must read writers write for every one out there. oh, oh, right for western ideas. but i write for that 1st you can and reader and everybody else in the continent. and that has made or the difference in because
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i'm published by the west, but i am writing for different people. so there's a conflict there. but i've finally been accepted in, in that way and, and there's a lot of appreciation in new gander and in africa, in the way because of the way i write. because when you focus on african writers, the language changes, the subject matter changes, the toned attitude, the whole text change is because the way we speak to whichever is so different. and you take that into the text. nick, just picking up what she said. as an african, you're writing a story, but most of the time publishers are from outside africa. how much it their platform . but they can also be a bit of a challenge for you to be able to tell your story authentically yes. or i've been fortunate. unfortunately, i haven't been been published in a sense outside,
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so my publisher is mostly in south africa or understand the context in which i'm writing. but my stories, of course, they get to be translated into the translators with different languages of which i don't have access of those language yourself. i would have translated them. but in essence, i think what i have, right, the, i believe in, i believe that my right thing, for instance, it helps to bridge that grip. that gap, that is there between a south africa, africa and the rest of the, of the world in a sense that people can be able to get the nuances of what it means to be a south africa, from my text. you're not saw her out the, the just like jennifer, what it was firstly arrayed for myself and then i have, i had for africa a my might people around the south africa. but i like also for the well, you know, for people to understand and my books. hopefully people will be able to know what
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kind of a country one comes from and then also have to, you know, to make life easier. and very quickly, both of you have written short stories. what's a significant of these for you? jennifer? and i 1st started out right. didn't yet story for the wrong reasons. that was because it was working on a very large book. and sometimes when you're working on a big book, you get her, you get lost along the way in terms of the pilot. so my mentor turned to mcneish, right? should stories because you know, they are fast, you know, and a narrative is immediately you can't waffle about. so i started doing that for but then i fell in love with them and, and kept writing quite a few until i published it. a collection of short stories but or is i know when i get an idea, if i should start it, i know that this is going to be a short story. and when i get an idea for a novel,
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i know that this is going to be enough on nick very quickly, your thoughts as well. i think almost the same thing. you know, when you write short stories, you know that are you one, the theme that you want people to know when i 1st went to write about gender base violence, people want a mistake, it for something else because you are focused on that particular feed. i've been in love as easy for you to say, okay, i want to write about this particular b and people peak. i'm happy, but that doesn't happen when it comes to show stories and also show stories when you write them the i is the access a even people that are not necessary to read us. become to read us. yeah. yeah. shut by a jennifer. i'm a going to be and nick longo. thank you very much for coming into studio and that is where it will leave it for today. i hope the conversation has spock something in you to keep reading or to start if you haven't already until next time. bye. for
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