The latest issue of the Journal of Postcolonial and Commonwealth Studies, which I guest edited with
Here’s a couple of links we’ve bookmarked for reading and watching this week. Chadian director Mahamat
Chinua’s legacy is not fixed but rather about responding to change with energy and wit.
The French news magazine, Courrier International, did a special issue: "Afrique 3.0." We had a closer look. Is it any good?
The thumb piano has made somewhat of a resurgence in contemporary pop music partly because of the international stardom of groups like Konono N˚1.
With the help of Bunce Booking and Africa is a Country, Dutty Artz presents the 2nd
Guest Post by Yewande Omotoso If someone told me when I was five or fifteen that
Writing on depression in Africa is a rarity, so Binyavanga Wainaina's book, "One Day I Will Write About This Place," seems singular.
A couple of years ago, the Beninoise actor Djimon Hounsou collaborated with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina
If you are to ask me what are the greatest issues in Africa, I would say
Wainaina’s path to becoming a writer is wrapped up in his quest to realize his identity, to belong to his family yet create a life uniquely his own.
The New Museum Friday, March 25, 7 p.m and Saturday, March 26, Gabi Ngcobo’s Proposition imagines
Whether it’s the closely observed ecology of married life or the violent acts of criminals operating
Specific nuances and cultural references aside, this analysis by Indian writer Arundhati Roy of middle class ‘victim’
How Western photography reinforces negative stereotypes about the African continent.
In honor of the 2010 World Cup, the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers, based at
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGU13hRvW8&w=500&h=307&rel=0] I have been threatening to post the video of a panel discussion about the 2010
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqCH8uFdCG8&w=500&h=307] 8-minute video interview with Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work focus on themes of
Expectations are high for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It's led to fervent debates about football and its wider significance.
Africa’s World Cup THE NEW SCHOOL, 66 WEST 12TH STREET. Room 510 Date: May 4, 2010