3 minutes read May 19, 2015 New film Red Leaves’ timely depiction of the Ethiopian-Israeli struggle Watching the film Red Leaves now as opposed to a month ago wouldn’t have gotten the same reaction. The past few weeks have seen what is probably the most extensive….. Read More 9 minutes read April 30, 2015 What’s at stake when Ethiopians vote on May 24th The tragic but fleeting headlines about the plight of Ethiopian migrants in Libya, Yemen and South Africa have shadowed another more consequential event: Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections, slated to take place….. Read More 13 minutes read April 29, 2015 Conversations with Photographers: Eric Gottesman Meeting Eric Gottesman was foundational to my training as an art critic. In late 2011 he advised me to apply to study with David Levi Strauss. When I eventually came….. Read More 3 minutes read April 15, 2015 The Nile Project wants to unite a region and overcome ‘World Music’ cliches The Nile Project sounds like a natural unit—timbres balanced and songs carefully arranged—you can easily forget what a strange union this is, that is until you watch them tune. That’s….. Read More 1 minute read February 24, 2015 The Art and Activism of Gabriel Teodros This past weekend I had the immense pleasure to sit alongside Gabriel Teodros, Bocafloja, and Linda Guyse at a series of panels in (very cold) Wooster, Ohio, for Wooster College’s Africa….. Read More 1 minute read November 3, 2014 WOW! Watch this little girl name the presidents of 30 countries Some people think that Africa is a country. Some people, such as the New York Times editors, think that Ivory Coast is two countries (see below). Many people struggle to….. Read More 5 minutes read October 7, 2014 Let’s talk about ethnicity and nationalism in Ethiopia So much of the discord and paralysis in the pro-rights movement in Ethiopia and the Diaspora comes down to one factor: ethnicity. Politics related to Ethiopia has become so heavily….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.