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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

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Designing Wole Soyinka

Animation and design studio Dudutoonz (see he company’s work here and here) celebrates Wole Soyinka–the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature–with this stunning piece. (BTW, Albert Camus was the first African born winner,...

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

CHAD’S PRESIDENT, IDRIS DEBY, CAN’T TAKE A JOKE

This is for real: Chadian authorities summarily expelled a Cameroonian-born journalist from the country on Wednesday, a day after he wrote an op-ed in response to a government official’s suggestion that the Nobel Peace Prize should have...

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Film / New Documentary on Wole Soyinka

“Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest,” director Akin Omotoso’s documentary film on the writer and activist Wole Soyinka will finally show here in New York City. On Friday, November 27, at 8pm. Logistics Akin, a South African...

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Neoliberalism for dummies

The best 10 minutes of free education you can get from a white guy in a white coat using a blackboard, a pump, a balloon and a wood contraption to explain neoliberalism.