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The year of Elaine Salo

It is very difficult to write or speak about Elaine Salo in the past tense. I first met Elaine in the mid-1990s.  I’ve g…

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Africa makes us* look better

Africa makes us look better. Just by stepping off a plane we get richer, more interesting and prettier. In most cases ou…

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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 th…

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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 c…

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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 Th…

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Crisis and the meaning of money

Robert Mugabe Junior has the word “melanin” in his Instagram biography. I discovered this when I went to his profile, a …

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Trump’s America

The world and many Americans are reeling in shock and anxiety at the election of Donald Trump as the next president of t…

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