51 minutes read November 4, 2014 Making African Celebrity Culture Soon after the MTV Africa Music Awards chief executive drops hints that there will be a special guest, Khloe Kardashian and her entourage appear at the awards’ press conference in Durban, South….. 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 14 minutes read April 5, 2013 Chinua Achebe: A Poet of Global Encounters The first time I met Chinua Achebe I had just started teaching at Bard College, where I had been hired as Director of Africana Studies. I saw Chinua one evening….. Read More 5 minutes read February 6, 2013 #Ghana #BlackStars is trending The Ghana Black Stars won their Afcon 2013 group and then beat Cape Verde in the quarterfinals Sunday to make it through to a semi-final later today against Burkina Faso…… Read More 6 minutes read January 20, 2013 Afcon 2013 Preview: Can Ghana’s Black Stars Win its First Nation’s Cup since 1982? This edition of the Africa Cup of Nations promises fans of Ghana’s Black Stars potential thrills but also raises the specters of recent failures. The Black Stars (they play the….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.