Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Il Manifesto

It may come across as self-indulgent and somewhat presumptuous that I named the original version of Africa is a Country “The Leo Africanus.” But it was also a fortuitous choice for a blog name that helped me initially draw links between the Early Modern “Moorish diplomat,” who similarly reported on the wonders of Africa to

Saturday, September 17th, 2011


A former The New School student, Pablo Mediavilla Costa, shot this meditative short documentary film around  Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan the evening of September 11, 2011.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

‘Days of Fire’

“Too much politics and the clang of commerce” is staining 9/11 commemorations here in New York City today. So it also makes sense that we look somewhere else for music that articulates how some of us feel....

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


“… If the media covered America the way we cover Africa, here’s what we would know of the United States over the last decade. That in 2000 there were fiercely disputed elections in which the presidency was...