AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Djimon Hounsou

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Monday, March 12th, 2012

Djimon Hounsou’s Africa

A couple of years ago, the Beninoise actor Djimon Hounsou collaborated with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina to put the latter’s then provocative and now legendary essay “How to write about Africa” (which first appeared in Granta Magazine) on Youtube. In the essay, Binyavanga, who has since revisited the original essay, lampooned Western journalism and Hollywood’s

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Bono did something right

You know we give Bono a lot of grief on this site, but in this commercial for ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup–bar a few disagreements here and there–he is on point. Did I just say...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Black Panther

Djimon Hounsou, the Beninous actor, is voicing the lead in BET Networks’ new animated series which is not yet available here in the United States. For some strange reason Australian TV viewers (on a kids channel) is...