6 minutes read March 14, 2013 Your Camera is Not a Toy: Photographing “Children From Around the World” In 1995 Dorling Kinderlsey published a book, Children Just Like Us, sponsored by UNICEF, which brought pictures of children from “all over the world” into its pages, complete with facts….. Read More 2 minutes read February 8, 2013 Philosophy and Dancing Outside the European Tradition A couple of weeks ago Hamid Dabashi’s article “Can Non-Europeans Think?” was making the usual hype motions on the web. The New York-based Iranian professor took righteous offense at Santiago Zambala’s list of….. Read More 5 minutes read December 3, 2012 Africa and the Biennial: Regard Benin In Africa “biennials are a difficult idea, conceptually as well as financially, to implement and sustain,” Sean O’Toole wrote recently in Frieze. The first Biennale in Lubumbashi in the DRC —….. Read More 2 minutes read December 3, 2012 Should Mohamed Morsi be TIME’s Person of the Year? Last week, as he made a bid to become Egypt’s latest dictator, plunging the country into a constitutional crisis, and drawing new crowds to Tahrir Square, TIME magazine interviewed Mohamed….. Read More 4 minutes read November 19, 2012 French-Algerian sculptor Rachid Khimoune exhibits in New York City Rachid Khimoune grew up in a small mining town in Northern France where his Algerian parents had settled. It was there that he saw first hand the end of industrialisation: his….. Read More 5 minutes read November 13, 2012 Revolutions and Dancing In Egypt earlier this year I was taken by my host to a nightclub in downtown Cairo where I was introduced to a cosmopolitan group of friends — musicians, artists,….. Read More 5 minutes read October 23, 2012 Hassan Hajjaj’s Rockstars Hassan Hajjaj’s first memories of photography are from his childhood in Morocco. His mother would occasionally dress him in clothes sent from his father in England, cover him in perfume….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.