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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

African Writers and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

As the Nobel Committee for Literature announces their chosen awardee tomorrow (1pm Swedish time), the past several weeks has been littered by quite a few notable predictions, arguments, and dream-lists. Even sports betting company Ladbrokes weighed in. Ladbrokes, btw, has Assia Djebar from Algeria at 12/1 odds, Ngugi wa Thiong’o at 20/1 and Nuruddin Farrah at

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Afrique 3.0, Version 2.0

Flying back from Dakar and Bamako to my home near “Little Senegal,” I snatched up Courrier International’s special issue “Afrique 3.0″ while passing through Paris. Tom made a quick survey of it just as it hit the...

Friday, March 30th, 2012

French Tropicalism

At the occasion of the recent publication of Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s book ‘African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude’ (originally published in French in 2007) and listening to this interview where...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

‘The greatest issues in Africa’

If you are to ask me what are the greatest issues in Africa, I would say it is that people love, people fuck, people kiss, people speak. Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talking to The Guardian Book Podcast.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

VIDEO: NGUGI WA THIONG’O SPEAKS ON EVERYTHING

Above part one of four of a brand-new interview by Kenyan K24TV show “Capital Talk,” Jeff Koinange‘s with novelist, academic and activist Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The interview covers a range of topics, including literature, politics, and Ngugi’s...