If you are to ask me what are the greatest issues in Africa, I would say it is that people love, people fuck, people kiss, people speak.

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talking to The Guardian Book Podcast.

Photo Credit: from Zed Nelson’s series of “the people helping to create the world’s newest country” (that’s South Sudan to you).

Further Reading

Long live Ruth First

The great South African writer and activist, Ruth First, was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by the South African Security Police in Maputo, Mozambique on this day, 17 August, in 1982.