1 minute read March 2, 2012 Mutombo’s 375 kilograms of gold The Houston Chronicle was first to cover the bizarre story of former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo’s botched gold job (after the UN published a report on it in December). Now….. Read More 8 minutes read July 8, 2015 The dream is free I must have been looking elsewhere at first, because all I remember was moving closer to the screen at one moment, saying to myself: “Who is this and how did….. Read More 5 minutes read July 2, 2015 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC In the 1970s, a Congolese painter named Tshibumba Kanda Matulu began to paint a history of what was then Zaire. This history, as the anthropologist Johannes Fabian pointed out when….. Read More 8 minutes read February 25, 2015 Akin Omotoso’s NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND DIARY Friday 13th: Tonight White People Get In For Free The snow covered the basketball courts down DeKalb Avenue giving a glimpse of playgrounds in heaven. I caught the Q to….. Read More 5 minutes read November 4, 2013 Reimagining Ghana’s Cinemaspace A thread that runs through all creative mediums from fashion to architecture to cinema is that cultural icons of the bygone days can be fertile inspiration for the contemporary creative….. Read More 7 minutes read October 31, 2013 Three Signs of Ghana’s Art Times Ghana is currently experiencing a surge of contemporary performing and visual arts. Here are some notes on goings on about Accra-town. I. Song of the Pharaoh A new play, Song….. Read More 10 minutes read December 31, 2012 2012’s SMH (also known as “Africa is a Country”) Moments There are times we shake our heads or roll our eyes. When we could not invent some of the things that we spot in the media. For some reason especially….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.