The novelist, playwright, screenwriter and essayist has been a leader in the American literary culture for six decades.
The religious scholar and former nun has called upon faith leaders to collaborate to promote peaceful coexistence.
The author and political activist promotes African culture as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
The columnist and political analyst has been a senior advisor to three presidents.
The award-winning Malian musician is a master of the traditional kora and collaborates across cultural genres.
The best-selling US author and novelist discusses her vampire novels and evolving faith.
The stand-up comedian and actor talks about addressing issues of ethnicity and culture through humour.
The South African singer and humanitarian, known as the "Princess of Africa", discusses her charitable work.
The British-Pakistani historian and writer has influenced the international left and public policy for decades.
The ruler of Ras al-Khaimah gives insight into the experiences that shaped him for rule.

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