1 minute read October 3, 2011 Independence Day in Guinea Since we’re back to our Independence Day meme, yesterday was Guinea-Conakry’s day. (Yes, Sean’s fault again.) Looking south from where I live, it’s tempting to think of, say, DJ Oudy….. Read More 6 minutes read July 25, 2011 Maid in Public: Nafissatou Diallo Speaks By now, anyone who’s been following the case knows that Nafissatou Diallo’s exclusive interviews with Newsweek and the US television network, ABC, have changed the manner in which ‘the maid….. Read More 19 minutes read July 18, 2011 DSK, the maid from Guinea and 'agency' Robert Thornton is an anthropologist who teaches at Wits University in South Africa. He also maintains a blog: An Anthropologist in South Africa. In this guest post, he gives his take….. Read More 3 minutes read July 6, 2011 'The African chambermaid' and the media I had said I wasn’t going to write no more pieces like this, no more pieces on the bad Western media and African women. I was wrong. I had said….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 5, 2011 Music Break “MotoTaxi” by Guinean dancehall artist Singleton. Tiken Jah Fakoly makes a guest appearance. Read More 5 minutes read May 27, 2011 When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’ Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a….. Read More 3 minutes read May 18, 2011 The maid from Guinea When we’re not besieged by news about how still IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch, how his various French supporters claim the whole thing is a conspiracy (he….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.