AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Bushmen

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Found Objects, No. 12

Following my brief post (more a series of video clips) about African-American comedians and their ‘Africa’ jokes, blogger/musicologist Wayne & Wax alerted me to this album cover for Richard Pryor’s self-titled, debut comedy album in 1968. A few google searches later I was on the blog of Gary Burden, the cover designer, who has a post

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Among the Savages

I asked journalist, filmmaker and photographer Pablo Mediavilla Costa, also one of my students at The New School, to give some perspective on the Spanish reality TV series, ‘Perdidos en la tribu’ (‘Lost in the tribe’) filmed,...

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

HEY BOTSWANA, GIVE THE BUSHMEN A BREAK

From “The Economist,” who goes a bit overboard on how different the ways of the Bushmen (known also as the San, or Basarwa in Tswana) are, but gets the larger injustice across: When Botswana’s High Court ruled...