1 minute read September 28, 2011 "Law and Order: SVU" does DSK In case you missed it, the cop and lawyers show, “Law and Order,” opened its 13th season last week with a transparent plot based on the Dominique Strauss Kahn rape….. Read More 19 minutes read July 18, 2011 DSK, the maid from Guinea and 'agency' Robert Thornton is an anthropologist who teaches at Wits University in South Africa. He also maintains a blog: An Anthropologist in South Africa. In this guest post, he gives his take….. Read More 1 minute read June 15, 2011 Maids in Manhattan No not the bad Hollywood movie version with its fake set ups, but real life: The life of a hotel maid [in New York City] is not an easy one,….. Read More 5 minutes read May 27, 2011 When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’ Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a….. Read More 2 minutes read March 22, 2010 Homophobia as National Sport This may make for depressing reading with your breakfast, but there’s nothing new about the entrenched homophobia in South Africa, a place where men rape lesbians to “correct” them, a….. Read More 1 minute read December 31, 2009 The films of Rwandan director Daddy Ruhorahoza “Confession” is a 17 minute long short film by Rwandan filmmaker Daddy Ruhorahoza, about a rape that happened during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, told through the perspective of the….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read December 7, 2009 "THE SAUDI ARABIA OF MINERALS" Scott Pelley’s excellent report on CBS magazine program, “60 Minutes,” on the causes of the “civil” war in Eastern Congo (it’s more a multinational war), is worth sitting through. Pelley….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.