A lot of people dismiss Dominican-American pop singer George Lopez Jr, also known as Twin Shadow, as a hipster who packages new wave nostalgia. Maybe that’s true. But there’s something about this tune–which came out late last year–that I like.
Priya Ramrakha was one of the most prolific photographers of Africa’s independence movements in the 1950s and 1960s. A new book highlights his impact.
The pace of rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia, longtime foes who have been in deadlock for the last 20 years, changes quickly. It is hard to keep up.
“When the game is over in Russia, I’ll go play another at the field down the street. I’ll find a song to sing on the way.”
The 2010 World Cup was tumultuous for France; both an athletic failure and a site of social conflict. The French Football Federation doesn’t want to repeat it.
Fascists love Mbappé and hate Benzema. Between these two lies the problem of romanticizing the French team as an African team.
A possible French victory hovers like a thin layer of hope that barely veils the simmering anger at France’s neglect of the islands and pessimism about the future.
Focusing on sports allegiance to Nigeria, offered a break from pondering over all of its social ills.
Italian politics has taken a sharp turn to the right. This populism portends similar moves around the globe. Italian politics are global politics.
In 1982, Brazil’s generals vetoed the inclusion of Reinaldo, Rei (“King”) an amazing striker prone to making black power salutes, in the country’s World Cup squad. But two other rebels, Socrates and Zico, made it.
Watching the World Cup with a young Nigerian professional footballer in Seattle, U.S.
Western media can’t seem to get enough of Moyo: her ideas stray little from old neoliberal mantras so endlessly recycled by establishment elites in the US and Europe.
Iweala’s novel, “Speak No Evil,” comes out as we’re witnessing a burgeoning African—and specifically Nigerian—literary attention to same-sex sexuality.
The success of Belgium’s national football team as a key site for political struggles over identity, race and immigration.
en ce moment, le plus français de tous les français est un gamin noir d’origine algérienne et camerounaise nommé Kylian Mbappé.
Soccer came to Ghana with “a Jamaican educationist.” That’s the popular version. It’s not entirely correct.
To address high unemployment in Ghana, many entrepreneurs and “labor experts” present volunteerism as the way out of poverty and unemployment.
In his latest book, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o ventures that colonial and neocolonial rule cannot survive without the work that prisons perform.
Emmanuel Macron’s Lagos visit came and went in a long tradition of diversionary state visits by Western politicians who condescend to Nigerians.
You want to troll French fascists? Tell them the truth: the most French man in the world right now is a black kid called Kylian Mbappé.
At Italia 1990, Cameroon pulled off the greatest upsets in football in the history of the World Cup–against Maradona’s Argentina.