AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

British Nigerian Me?

"British Nigerian Me?" is a short documentary I made about people born of Nigerian parents but raised in the United Kingdom without much knowledge of their heritage, culture or understanding of their mother tongues. It looks at one of the issues faced by people of dual heritage who are torn between two different cultures and are confused...

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Coke and cynicism

I won’t bother to unpack this commercial, but this is exhibit A for the case against uncritical boosterism and identity politics. Coca Cola Kenya hijacks “the Africa is booming” discourse to sell more soft drinks. Here’s their cynical...

Monday, April 4th, 2011

‘The Problem of Race’

The political scientist, Siba Grovogui, based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, interviewed about two months ago.