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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Malitia Malimob, rap music and the less glamorous stories of African migration to the United States

The new “Africa Rising” narrative propagated largely by a globally-connected middle and upper class diaspora, often obscures the grittier stories of the African immigrant experience. This is partly due to an instinct among African immigrants to want to counter the history of one-dimensional and negative portrayals of both Africa and immigrants in the mainstream Western media. While

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Islam in Africa

In early March 2010, members of H-Net Africa, an academic listserv, received a posting from one Moshe Terdman announcing the launch of a new blog called “Islam in Africa Watch.”  Terdman claimed that “the knowledge about Islam...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Wole Soyinka Loves Bean Pies

Today “The Guardian” published a hysterical interview with Africa’s first Nobel literature winner, where he accused British Muslims of being breeding grounds for terrorists and then unfavorably compared them to the American Nation of Islam. He goes on...