16 minutes read September 10, 2015 “Oh, don’t try me”: On style and salt and Serena Williams’s utterly astonishing breadth of utterance This past summer I thought, again and again, about the rare range of things Serena Williams communicates on the tennis court. Never before has an athlete, or just about any….. Read More 3 minutes read July 14, 2015 The Basotho people must have a stake in the production and distribution of their culture Blankets are to Basotho people a cultural emblem. Our blankets, much like the cow, are central to every rite of passage in our culture; from childbirth to marriage to burial….. Read More 2 minutes read November 5, 2014 Those iconic Nigerian hairstyles from the ’60s Long before Chris Rock wondered what was up with black women’s hair (“Good Hair” 2009), black women in Africa were busy engaging in acts of self-fashioning that married their political….. Read More 2 minutes read November 27, 2012 The Sartorialist goes to Johannesburg, and likes what he sees Scott Schuman, better known for his blog The Sartorialist and as a street style photographer, took some heat after accepting an invitation to Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg and being….. Read More 1 minute read March 22, 2011 "The creative street vibes of South Africa" On Saturday, 26 March at the Swedish CinemAfrica Festival the film directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft of Stocktown TV will premiere their ode to new South African hipsters:”Stocktown South….. Read More 6 minutes read August 6, 2010 Cape Town Styling This blog post introduces my man, Brett Davidson, as the latest core conspirator of Africa is a Country. I first met Brett, a journalist, radio producer and media educator, when….. Read More 2 minutes read March 17, 2010 The Photography of Liz Johnson-Artur I love the work of photographer Liz Johnson-Artur. Her shot of a smoke-blowing Linton Kwesi Johnston, is an all-time favorite). You may recognize her photographs in music magazines. But she….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.