AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Nuruddin Farah

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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, December 28th, 2012

10 Contested Images of 2012

Remember that little video campaign called #Kony2012? Yeah, we wish we could forget too. Few videos have reached the magnitude of pestilence that the non-profit Invisible Children’s video achieved this year. By transforming a complex regional crisis...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

“The Somali Neurosis”

14-minute clip from a recent TV profile by Norwegian television of a visit by Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah to Norway. I never imagined book TV could look this good and informative.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Another African wins the Nobel

By Abdourahman Waberi* In a couple days or so, the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced (probably on Thursday, 6 October or the next). We know for sure that all information concerning the nomination and selection...