3 minutes read October 21, 2013 Why didn’t the New York Times publish the exposé they commissioned of virulent racism against Africans in Israel? We’ve written plenty on this blog about the worsening levels of violent racism against Africans in Israel. This time last year Olufemi Terry reflected on a comment by the Israeli….. Read More 6 minutes read June 6, 2012 Sodade Saudade. European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadʒi], Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that….. Read More 4 minutes read April 6, 2012 Cape Town: Beautiful Ugly Post by Olufemi Terry (text) and Marco Lachi (photographs) In 2008, while living and studying in Cape Town, I heard, over and over, two observations about the city: it was….. Read More 5 minutes read February 17, 2011 Book Review: The Caine Prize We are now in the season of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. But if it weren’t for the encouragement set up by the Caine Prize for African writing, we wouldn’t have….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.