Africa Is a Radio presents #INTLBLK, Episode 1

It has been awhile since our last Africa Is a Country Radio episode. More than a year in fact! Being busy is no excuse, so I’m going to say that the real reason is we’ve been holding back so that we can bring bring you bigger and better things!

I’m happy to premiere today the first show for a new season from a new location. This is the INTL BLK show from Los Angeles hosted by myself, DJ Chief Boima and INTL BLK collaborator Nora Rahimian. This episode was a preview for our INTL BLK event last Sunday at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA. It featured a guest mix and interview with Nigerian-Angelino Tomi Tribe, and a guest mix from Afro-Panamanian-Angelina Francesca Harding. Enjoy!

Further Reading

The politics of elegance

German historian Daniel Tödt wrote a history of the Congolese évolués. In this interview, he talks about the historiographical interventions of his book and the role of Patrice Lumumba in the history of évolués.

Bring Patrice Lumumba home

The return of Patrice Lumumba’s remains must not be an occasion for Belgium to congratulate itself, but for a full accounting of the colonial violence that led to the assassination and coverup.

Back from Safari

If you hadn’t noticed, we were on our annual break from just before Christmas 2021 until now. We are back, including with some inspiration.