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Inheritances of our fathers

There’s History, with a capital ‘H’ – the one you find written up, memorized and recited as facts, dates, inaugurations, wars, victims and s…

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Memory of the Present

Every time I visit the prison, I try to notice as much as possible. The attitude of each of the guards I meet as I go through the different …

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VIVA FIDEL!

If Africa is a country, then Fidel Castro is one of our national heroes. After fronting the Cuban revolution against a corrupt, American-spo…

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Ramsey Nouah in director Izu Ijukwu’s historical drama ’76 (2016). Credit: Still from the film.

The Nigerians are coming

The prominence of Nigerian film on the 2016 film festival circuit represents something of a sea change. Long withheld even from Pan-African …

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Author in front of Kanifing Estate, Gambia via Instagram.

Don’t call me Toubab

It is mid-September. I am walking alone in the streets of Old Jeswang, a small neighborhood in Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, where I ha…

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Mathare, Nairobi. Image via Wikipedia.

Many Missing Bodies

Gideon Njuguna’s mother called us in early October 2015 because she needed help following up the case of her son, Gideon, who had disappeare…

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