16 minutes read September 10, 2015 “Oh, don’t try me”: On style and salt and Serena Williams’s utterly astonishing breadth of utterance This past summer I thought, again and again, about the rare range of things Serena Williams communicates on the tennis court. Never before has an athlete, or just about any….. 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 June 4, 2015 The NBA comes to Africa: Interview with the NBA’s man in Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall Today is game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. On August 1, the NBA will play its first game in Africa. The….. Read More 4 minutes read April 22, 2015 Goodbye John Shoes Moshoeu Though Shoes Moshoeu and I never met in real life, when I was young he handed me his name and shared his memories with me. If he played well, the….. Read More 7 minutes read April 1, 2015 Playing Cricket While Black Vernon Philander is a black South African cricket player. This week the media has found him guilty in a trial by speculation for playing cricket while black. Until 1991, and….. Read More 2 minutes read September 9, 2014 Sepp Blatter says sports boycotts don’t work. ‘Would Mandela agree?’ Earlier this week Sepp Blatter, defending FIFA’s decision to not rescind its decision to award Russia the World Cup in 2018, said “Boycotts in sport never has had any benefit.”….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 4, 2014 Africa is a Radio: Season 1, Episode 4 (World Cup Special!) We’re shortening the name of Africa is a Country Radio. From now on (save for when we slip up) the show will be known as Africa is a Radio! This month’s show….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.