7 minutes read May 10, 2012 Africa as Science Fiction Since Sun Ra descended in a breast-shaped Ark to recruit Americans for his planetary Afrotopia, science fiction has played a significant role in representations of African life. The original past….. Read More 2 minutes read January 15, 2010 The Message of District 9: Nigerians are Redundant Now that District 9 is out on DVD and given the fact that it was on a lot of people’s ‘Best Films of 2009″ lists, is a good excuse to….. Read More 1 minute read September 21, 2009 "District 9" and the Nigerians Online comment to New York Press on a film review of “District 9,” the sci-fi movie about aliens landing in Johannesburg: As a young Afrikaans South African with a fondness….. Read More 2 minutes read September 11, 2009 COMMENT: DISTRICT 9 AND THE NIGERIANS Nigerian-born, Brooklyn writer, Teju Cole, writing in Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper: Even making allowances for the fact that [District 9] is a fable, with strong elements of satire and allegory, the….. Read More 4 minutes read September 7, 2009 Weekend Links So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna….. Read More 1 minute read August 27, 2009 The set of District 9 was a real Johannesburg slum We’ll have to see the film first before judging it (its main focus is the angst of a white South African), but here’s what the people living in the slum….. Read More 6 minutes read August 13, 2009 Aliens in Johannesburg You can’t miss the posters for “District 9” plastered all over Manhattan. The film opens worldwide in cinemas tomorrow. From the film’s website, its marketing budget and media coverage, this….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.