13 minutes read September 30, 2015 A reflection from being on the inside of the South African badvertising industry One of the things you must accept when you work in the advertising industry is that it is made up of people who don’t care much about anything (except retaining….. Read More 6 minutes read August 3, 2015 The lions and the hunters “Denys and Kanuthia pulled up their sleeves and while the sun rose they skinned the lions. When they took a rest we had a bottle of claret and raisins and….. Read More 4 minutes read June 8, 2015 Justice in a Portuguese slave store Dona Ana Joaquina dos Santos e Silva was the most renowned high society hostess of 19th century Luanda. She was an Angolan of African and Portuguese descent. She made her….. Read More 9 minutes read May 28, 2015 Why am I insulted when people mistake me for a samba dancer? Let me give you some snippets of what it is like to be black in Brazil: A few months ago Ana*, a well-to-do, Afro-Brazilian friend of mine, dressed in head-to-toe perfection,….. Read More 3 minutes read May 19, 2015 New film Red Leaves’ timely depiction of the Ethiopian-Israeli struggle Watching the film Red Leaves now as opposed to a month ago wouldn’t have gotten the same reaction. The past few weeks have seen what is probably the most extensive….. Read More 12 minutes read May 11, 2015 To be young, privileged and black (in a world of white hegemony) Today is March 19. Tension fills the Rhodes University campus in the small South African university town of Grahamstown. The university’s student representative council had announced a day earlier that….. Read More 5 minutes read May 3, 2015 Baltimore Blues A few blocks from the Mondawmin Mall, the epicenter of the April 27th Baltimore riots, my sister teaches chemistry at a vocational high school. Her school, in a poor black….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.