3 minutes read January 22, 2015 5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Branwen Okpako Gender and African-Diasporic identity in Germany are recurring themes in Lagos-born, Nigerian/Welsh filmmaker, video artist, theatre writer/director and professor, Branwen Okpako’s work. After studying political science at Bristol University and….. Read More 4 minutes read April 22, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o and the Mexicans “How much does the Oscar belong to Mexico?” a reporter asked actress Lupita Nyong’o the day after the 2014 Academy Awards. Her answer “It all belongs to me.” A few months earlier,….. Read More 4 minutes read October 30, 2012 Debating Afrocolombianidad Most people outside Colombia know about the country’s African population through the music of groups like Latin Grammy winners Choquibtown, with their references (see here and here) to Chocó, a….. Read More 1 minute read January 30, 2012 The Nordic Connection New music from Finland and Sweden. Read More 1 minute read September 20, 2011 Serge Ibaka is Spanish Listening to the Spanish commentaries in this video summary (and reading some biographies on the net), you’d be forgiven to believe Brazzaville-born NBA basketball player Serge ‘Air Congo’ Ibaka is….. Read More 1 minute read August 11, 2010 Who Are We? My man Gary Younge, New York-based feature writer and columnist for The Guardian, has a new book out on 21st century identity politics: Who are We–And Should It Matter in the….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 6, 2009 FILM EVENTS / 'MY FATHER THE LUO' If you’re in New York City tonight, go see Polish director Tomasz Magierski’s documentary, “My Father the Luo.” The film revolves around Roma Ndolo, a young Kenyan-Polish woman and her….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.