9 minutes read May 28, 2015 HIFA in the time of Xenophobia The sky is just catching its first glimpses of daylight when I hand the cab driver most of the US dollar notes I have left. The notes are a stained,….. Read More 7 minutes read May 25, 2015 Thoughts on Xenophobia from a South African in Mozambique When you spend time in another country, you don’t expect news from home on the local television channels every night for a month. The surprise of receiving such news is not always….. Read More 5 minutes read May 21, 2015 Liberating ourselves from our liberators Yes, April was the cruelest month in South Africa in recent history. In the mid weeks of the month, too many pictures stirred up bad memories. A black man in….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 7, 2015 Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 3 Xenophobia, Migration, and today’s Elections in the UK are the topics of discussion this week on Africa is a Radio. Special guest Musa Okwonga joins hosts Sean Jacobs and Elliot….. Read More 12 minutes read May 6, 2015 The Assassins of Memory Given its crude quality, xenophobic violence in South Africa incites a Manichean, or even a caricatured, reading: in an African country, blacks are perceived as the only foreigners and are….. Read More 3 minutes read April 29, 2015 Xenophobia and Border Imperialism The recent wave of Afrophobic attacks on individuals deemed to be foreigners in downtown Durban and Johannesburg reminded me of my home Canada. We have been in a persistent state….. Read More 3 minutes read April 29, 2015 When Senegalese writer Fatou Diome kicked European Union butt Lately, images of migrant boats capsizing in the Mediterranean Sea and bodies washing up on beaches have shocked the European Union’s moral conscience–that is if one assumes that the EU….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.