9 minutes read May 11, 2014 #HistoryClass With Cheta: The balkanization of Nigeria There have been growing calls for the balkanisation of Nigeria by various groups, so we want to look at what led to Yugoslavia. The South Slavs are a subgroup of….. Read More 14 minutes read April 5, 2013 Chinua Achebe: A Poet of Global Encounters The first time I met Chinua Achebe I had just started teaching at Bard College, where I had been hired as Director of Africana Studies. I saw Chinua one evening….. Read More 12 minutes read December 24, 2012 Consuming Africa (at Christmas Time) In 2004, the British press reported that the album cover Damien Hirst had designed for Band Aid 20’s re-recording of the 1984 single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” had been….. Read More 9 minutes read November 8, 2012 How to write about children in Africa In early October this year, PBS released the documentary ‘Half the Sky’, based on the book by frequent AIAC target and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof and his wife….. Read More 1 minute read January 27, 2012 Thandie Newton cast in film about Biafran War. Critics: she’s “bi-racial” and “not Igbo” Zimbabwean-Brit actress Thandi Newton (credits: Crash, Mission Impossible ) choice as a female lead in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel “Half of a Yellow Sun” has some people upset. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.