Olufemi Terry


Monday, October 21st, 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 immigration minister: “This country belongs to us, to the white man.” Last summer Miri Regev, an MP, told a rally “the Sudanese are like a

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


Saudade. European Portuguese: , Brazilian Portuguese: , Galician: ; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return;...

Friday, April 6th, 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 a place of singular beauty, perhaps even...

Thursday, February 17th, 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 had the same early recognition of talent...