2 minutes read May 7, 2014 The Dangers of a Single Book Cover: The Acacia Tree Meme and “African literature” “Like so many (wildly varying) writers on Africa, Chimamanda Adichie gets the acacia tree sunset treatment. Whether Wilbur Smith or Wole Soyinka, Rider Haggard or Bessie Head, apparently you get….. Read More 6 minutes read February 19, 2014 Chimamanda Adichie lines up the homophobic arguments and knocks them down one by one We’ve seen a range of responses from African intellectuals to the crisis of homophobia, especially in states that are planning oppressive anti-gay laws As well as Binyavanga Wainaina, several Nigerian….. Read More 3 minutes read February 11, 2014 How to deal with reporters like Alex Preston So journalist Alex Preston jetted into town from a posh Western capital. Alex Preston went to a Nigerian city of eerie silence, billowing clouds of dust, darkness and war. Alex….. Read More 5 minutes read September 16, 2013 Review of the film version of “Half of a Yellow Sun” (Chimamanda Adichie’s novel) Talented novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Biyi Bandele’s adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Half of a Yellow Sun” is a valiant attempt at making visible not only Adichie’s epic but….. Read More 4 minutes read August 23, 2013 A fresh dose of the Chimurenga Chronic For those of us seeking to get our fix of media with substance, it’s time once again to take a hit of the Chronic. Chimurenga, the recalcitrant pan-African multimedia institution….. Read More 5 minutes read April 14, 2013 Weekend Special, N°1000 With this, I am bringing back Weekend Special for all those things we don’t have the time to blog about or say more than the required 140 characters on Twitter. Read More 4 minutes read April 1, 2013 Afrique 3.0, Version 2.0 Flying back from Dakar and Bamako to my home near “Little Senegal,” I snatched up Courrier International’s special issue “Afrique 3.0” while passing through Paris. Tom made a quick survey….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.