Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Caryl Férey’s 2008 crime novel Zulu won the French Grand Prix prize for best crime novel. The film version, starring Forrest Whittaker and Orlando Bloom, closed the Cannes Film Festival. (Originally, there was talk Djimon Hounsou would star.) The French-South African production received less than stellar reviews post-Cannes. The film is not yet out on general release...
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about “Black Dandies” and the presence of new academic identities in US institutions. But anyone hear about Zulu Metrosexuals, and the ways in which the Zulu—men in particular—have similarly used dress...
Monday, March 12th, 2012
A couple of years ago, the Beninoise actor Djimon Hounsou collaborated with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina to put the latter’s then provocative and now legendary essay “How to write about Africa” (which first appeared in Granta Magazine)...
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Playing live on TV morning show in South Africa. This guy is good.