2 minutes read July 14, 2015 In Morocco, a judge agrees: #mettre_une_robe_ nest_pas_un_crime Yesterday, in Inezgane, south of Agadir, on the southern part of Morocco’s Atlantic Ocean coast, a judge decided that two young women were not guilty of… outraging the public through….. Read More 8 minutes read May 20, 2015 New Ways of Seeing The World: Interview with Director Tala Hadid and Producer Danny Glover of ‘A Narrow Frame of Midnight’ Last week, Tala Hadid’s feature film, Itar el Layl, or, A Narrow Frame of Midnight, had its New York premiere at the 22nd Annual African Film Festival. Evocative, dreamy, lush,….. Read More 4 minutes read February 17, 2015 Film Review: On The Way to School The documentary ‘On The Way To School’, directed by Frenchman Pascal Plisson, follows four children on their long and challenging journeys to school. We watch Jackson (10) and his younger….. Read More 4 minutes read February 17, 2015 Why in 2015 would the New York Times want to recycle Paul Bowles’ racist fantasies of Morocco? “The temperature was easily 90 degrees as Mohamed wrapped my head with a long blue chech…” begins a recent New York Times travel piece on Morocco by Paris-based journalist Seth….. Read More 6 minutes read November 14, 2014 54 Kingdoms: Apparel ‘with a Pan-Africanist sensibility’ As it stands the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) may not take place as advertised next January in Morocco anymore (UPDATE: Equatorial Guinea’s ruling family and its long list of naturalized footballers has….. Read More 5 minutes read July 28, 2014 Africa’s Last Colony Earlier this year I flew to the Algerian military town of Tindouf, as part of a Vice News crew, to help make a documentary and write an article about the….. Read More 8 minutes read September 30, 2013 An interview with artist Lalla Essaydi on looking beyond beauty In early September, I sat down to lunch with artist Lalla Essaydi not far from her Midtown West studio in Manhattan. Ms. Essaydi comes across as a self-assured woman. In….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.