AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Martin Luther King Jnr

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Black Power Mixtape

When the documentary film, “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” first made the rounds of festivals earlier this year and went on limited release this summer, the reaction of mainstream critics and film blogs (example here) were overwhelmingly positive. I haven’t yet seen the film which is directed by the Swede Goran Hugo Olsson and produced

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Senegal’s Dream President

Senegal’s 83-year old president, Abdoulaye Wade, is running for a third term.  What is it with these guys? Don’t they know when to go? The last time when he won, the opposition had a good case for...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WHY “MAD MEN” IS AFRAID OF RACE

The very popular TV drama “Mad Men” (my wife is hooked) is willing to engage the toughest issues of its time–the 1960s–and use them to provide an insight into our current social norms: anti-Semitism, divorce, sexuality, misogyny...