4 minutes read October 30, 2013 The Story of Cameroon’s First Metal Band It’s been over a month since I watched Dutch artist Steven Jouwersma’s short film “N’gosa Bedimo” (Music from the Ghosts), and still I’m not quite sure what to say. You see, on one….. Read More 2 minutes read August 21, 2013 Photographing the African Diaspora in New York City In a world ever more saturated by images, understanding how to read pictures has never been more important. In a course this summer at the New School in the GPIA,….. Read More 5 minutes read August 9, 2013 Everyone has their own Paul Biya When someone says “Jean-Pierre Bekolo,” I think of the opening scene of his 2005 smash hit Les Saignantes—Adèle Ado suspended and twirling in a harness above leopard print sheets. The….. Read More 2 minutes read February 21, 2013 New African films to watch, N°17 Yes, we’ve been slacking a bit with the weekly round-ups of new films (whether completed, almost ready or still in their early production stages) this year. Let’s correct that. First….. Read More 6 minutes read January 28, 2013 My Favorite Photographs N°11: Jide Odukoya Nigerian photographer Jide Odukoya’s portfolio offers an exceptional insight into the social fabric of Lagos. His Facebook page documents fashion events, open mic ‘happenings’ and weddings, while his official website….. Read More 3 minutes read December 20, 2012 Woman of the Year It’s been a busy year for Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom, but then again it’s been a busy year for the Cameroonian government, and its various allies, persecuting and prosecuting anyone….. Read More 3 minutes read December 10, 2012 The Fairtrade Façade “Trade not aid” – if you’ve been paying attention to the discourse on how to improve living standards for the world’s poor, it’s a familiar phrase. Over the past decade….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.