4 minutes read May 22, 2012 Egypt after Edward Said Last December, when the Institut d’Egypte was burned down, I thought immediately of Edward Said. Napoleon’s expedition to Europe is described at the beginning of Orientalism, where it is a classic….. Read More 2 minutes read April 12, 2011 Orientalism in Sub-Saharan Africa James North: Orientalism takes a different form in sub-Saharan Africa. There, Orientalists do not emphasize the “Islamic” angle quite as much, although they do sometimes suggest that a “fault line” running….. Read More 2 minutes read May 28, 2010 Africa on Film: A New Series We also aim to educate. Over the next few months, Allison Swank will commence a new weekly series on popular (and not-so-popular) films in the United States ‘about’ Africa. The….. Read More 1 minute read January 15, 2010 Edward Said's Orientalism Revisited The Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, has put out a short PDF of critical responses to the late Edward Said’s Orientalism thesis. This is the quick view of the….. Read More 1 minute read September 9, 2009 Edward Said. Giant Intellectual One of my favorite quotes is this line said by Edward Said, intellectual and Palestinian, in an interview with Tariq Ali in 1994: “I’ve never felt myself to belong to any establishment of….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.