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The writer, a historian, on scholarly texts, novels, and memoirs that he consulted in writing a political biography of US congressman Mickey Leland and his solidarity politics in Africa.

Politics

A ditch to climb

In South Africa, the political class use foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. But immigrants are part of the excluded.

Football is a Country

More and more footballers, many from Africa, are openly displaying their religious beliefs on the fields of Europe’s top leagues.