6 minutes read July 1, 2013 Whose “New African Writing”? The latest issue of the Journal of Postcolonial and Commonwealth Studies takes on “African writing in the twenty-first century” and presents views on topics as varied as South African theater, queer Kenyan bloggers, digital….. Read More 6 minutes read March 7, 2013 Rap Comes Home It’s quite a weekend for New York’s prodigal child. Hip-Hop, that burst of youthful energy that was put out into the universe 30 plus years ago is coming back home from….. Read More 2 minutes read January 30, 2013 Watching the Africans Cup of Nations at an Ivorian restaurant in Harlem Acting on a tip from an Ivorian diplomat on the best location to watch Les Éléphants play in NYC, we headed up to Harlem to catch the Côte d’Ivoire–Tunisia match….. Read More 12 minutes read September 12, 2012 On the ‘white man’ comment by Israel’s Interior Minister A muted response in the blogosphere persuaded me to write about Israeli interior minister Eli Yishai’s now not-so-recent remark, which I’ve come to think of as ‘the “white man” comment’…… Read More 5 minutes read June 27, 2012 Tunisian Art Riots and the Play of the Serious The long running art show, Printemps des Arts, held in La Marsa, a wealthier suburb of Tunisia, was the site of riots and attacks against art that incited the religious….. Read More 4 minutes read June 14, 2012 Spring revolution or a summer of discontent? I’m still mulling over the Openforum 2012 conference, which took place a few weeks ago in Cape Town. The meeting’s theme was ‘Money, Power and Sex: the paradox of unequal….. Read More 1 minute read May 31, 2012 World Theater Day in Tunis, Part II March 25th is dedicated in the world to theater. In the spirit of that day, stage actors gathered at Habib Bourguiba Avenue, in front of the Municipal Theatre, Tunis. But,….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.