2 minutes read July 4, 2014 Brazilians are used to this The Mexican writer Alma Guillermoprieto declared this World Cup “the best ever.” Few can disagree. A total of 136 goals were scored in 48 group matches and another 18 in….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 4, 2014 Africa is a Radio: Season 1, Episode 4 (World Cup Special!) I’m shortening the name of Africa is a Country Radio. From now on (save for when I slip up) the show will be known as Africa is a Radio! This….. Read More 4 minutes read July 3, 2014 The World Cup: Algeria in Queens, New York Islamic hymns emanated from street food carts on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens, in observance of Ramadan. At Cafe Borbone, a non-descript Italian coffeehouse nearby, a middle-aged, working-class, almost all-male….. Read More 3 minutes read June 24, 2014 So then, what does Blackness in Brazil look like? With the increased attention on Brazil since the Cup started, I’ve noticed non-Brazilians trying to figure out what exactly is going on with Brazilian racial politics. I’ll tell you it’s not….. Read More 4 minutes read June 20, 2014 We ́re not Monkeys or Panthers: The Rap of Z’Africa Brasil Race in Brazil has never been simple. In the midst of the protests leading up to the current World Cup, all eyes turned to Brazilian soccer players as yet another….. Read More 3 minutes read June 19, 2014 A Bronx Story: Ghana vs USA The fate of World Cup draws has fostered an unlikely rivalry between Ghana and the United States. In 2006, Ghana dispatched the U.S. in Germany. Four years later, in South….. Read More 10 minutes read June 17, 2014 Neymar and the Disappearing Donkey Leia este em Português aqui. By the time you read this, it’s possible that every single person on the planet will know who Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is. The….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.