4 minutes read June 22, 2015 Taking White Privilege Abroad: On “Ex-South Africans” and the White Diaspora They didn’t nickname Ra’anana, a posh Israeli suburb north of Tel Aviv, “Ra’ananafontein” for nothing. There, and in the neighboring town of Herzliya, thousands of White South African immigrants –….. Read More 5 minutes read June 12, 2015 Do our passports continue to be punished for being African? Late last week, I was informed that I would not be able to travel to Dubai for an important meeting scheduled months ago. Like other countries across the globe, the United….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 30, 2014 #WhiteHistoryMonth: How Unexpected From this week’s Washington Post Travel Section–“How unexpected: There was more modernity than I expected, such as extremey modern infrastructure (roads, etc.) in many places, although there is still poverty there. “ Read More 3 minutes read November 30, 2012 Why didn’t Anthony Bourdain take his show to Cape Town? Good on The New York Times for publishing an article on South African culinary options…I suppose something is better than nothing in this case. For those without a subscription, an….. Read More 1 minute read November 7, 2011 South Africans 'going into Africa' My friend Chipo recently sent me this pilot of a documentary travel series entitled Going Native. Not only was I pleasantly surprised to find Chipo in the pilot as one….. Read More 1 minute read May 12, 2011 Oh Canada A long, long time ago when there was still Apartheid, I needed a passport to travel by bus from Cape Town to Durban in South Africa. That meant going through….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 4, 2010 Bujumbura is hot* The newest in expat chic? Bujumbura, “a freewheeling city of palm trees and colonial-era Art Deco buildings thrust against the shores of Lake Tanganyika [where] Congolese, Rwandans and aid workers….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.