19 minutes read July 4, 2013 After the World Cup is gone Do we need a book on the 2010 World Cup already? That’s the first question I asked Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann, editors of the brand new volume, Africa’s World Cup (University….. Read More 3 minutes read November 28, 2012 “Just like in a science fiction movie” The Mtsweni family lives in a squatter camp in Mamelodi township outside Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. Seventeen year old Lerato, who goes by Moskito, tells young German director Benjamin Kahlmeyer: “It’s not a….. Read More 2 minutes read April 12, 2012 The 19th New York African Film Festival: ‘Maami’ The secret to making a good movie about sport is to make sure there isn’t any sport in it. Remember ‘Invictus‘? Remember ‘Goal‘? Exactly. Distinguished Nigerian filmmaker Tunde Kelani must….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read October 18, 2011 'Let's pray that this is one bit of culture that won't make it out of Africa' Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 5, 2011 Magnificent Earlier this week ESPN won seven Sports Emmy Awards, including one for music during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, like the video–played at the start of broadcasts and….. Read More 1 minute read January 3, 2011 Shameless Self-Promotion A piece I wrote was published in The New York Times–on January 1, 2011–as part of an op-ed feature “Around the World in 12 Months (in 2010).” My recollections of….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read October 6, 2010 Music Break In case you missed it, here is one the stars of the 2010 World Cup, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, making his debut as Baby Jet, in the video for Castro’s “African….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.