2 minutes read April 5, 2013 Kenyan Neorealism The American film critic J. Hoberman has said that Vittorio De Sica’s “Bicycle Thieves” is “the most universally praised movie produced anywhere on planet Earth.” The 1948 Italian neorealist film….. Read More 2 minutes read December 19, 2012 Os Kuduristas: Hip as Nationalist Project Let’s say you’re the son of a very wealthy political leader, from a country that was fighting a long war for independence in the 1970s (remember, that war that’s been….. Read More 2 minutes read December 4, 2012 Law & Order: America’s Star Mercenary protects Chinese investment in Africa Remember when Law & Order: Criminal Intent did a two-hour season premier on Erik Prince’s anti-pirate private militia in Somalia? Prince (founder and frequent re-namer of the infamous mercenary company,….. Read More 5 minutes read November 5, 2012 80% of Angolans alive today have only ever called one man President Eighty percent of Angolans today have only ever called one man President. Sure, some have had other allegiances; there was a serious armed opposition and there were 27 years of….. Read More 2 minutes read October 30, 2012 Film Africa (5): ‘The Assassin’s Practice’ Somewhere in the opening shot of The Assassin’s Practice there is a woman crying alone in bed, tangled in a blue room. If the sound of her racking sobs is….. Read More 2 minutes read October 29, 2012 Film Africa (4): ‘Veejays in Dar es Salaam’ My first thought was wow; some anthropologists went to Tanzania to make a documentary about the politics of translation and made something a lot more fun. This is the inside….. Read More 2 minutes read September 17, 2012 The world’s media watched (sort of) as Angola votes The three most interesting things about the recent Angolan elections were: one, that we knew the result before election (the question was by how much). Two, why did the Angolan….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.