Emma Dabiri

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A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Until Sunday, April 25th, free (pay what you can), cuirt.ie You couldn’t have written a stranger story than(...)

What white people can do next: Hazel Chu and Emma Dabiri. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Joanne O’Brien

Emma Dabiri, the author, historian, and TV presenter, and Hazel Chu, the Green Party politician and Lord Mayor of Dublin, both share an experience o(...)

Frederick Douglass: escaped slavery and became a prominent abolitionist, orator and writer. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

More than 175 years after Frederick Douglass embarked on a four-month visit to Ireland, the first all-island symposium to mark the occasion takes plac(...)

Irish Times Winter Nights Festival 2021.

Gabriel Byrne, Sonia O’Sullivan, Micheál Martin, Nicola Sturgeon, Emma Dabiri, Dara McAnulty, Blindboy and more will appear at the online festival (...)

The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival takes place from Monday, January 25th to Friday, January 29th,

The line-up for Winter Nights, a new Irish Times online festival taking place at the end of January, was announced on Thursday. Over five evenings fro(...)

Writer and academic Emma Dabiri: “The difference with this [and other social media platforms] is that now the creator is getting paid as well as the platform. Maybe it’s a fairer model. It’s quite radical in some ways.”

2020 has been a time almost without precedent for people who make their livelihoods from the arts. Social media has been replete with tales of musicia(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses: ‘I don’t want to raise my children in a world where I have to tell them to be careful just walking down the street’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gina Akpe-Moses ends the interview with a sprinter’s flourish; her words bound by idealism and terrifying reality. “I wish I could travel back in tim(...)

Emma Dabiri: ‘The Playboy of the Western World is one of my all-time favourite plays’
Emma Dabiri: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m only one chapter into Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, and I’m already gripped. It’s about a black girl in New York who babys(...)

Declan Buckley, aka Shirley Temple Bar.

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri. It has a different resonance to a drag queen: it’s about being an (...)

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