October 11, 2016
Upon being met by a group of armed men in his own office on October 15, 1987, Thomas Sankara raised his arms in surrender. He died that...
Literature
September 26, 2016
I The mother, in short tight clothes, smudgy-eyed and lank-haired, wasted from taking more than her usual count of men, and, smiling a wry...
Opinion
July 8, 2016
For over a week, social media has been ablaze thanks to a memoir written by a Scottish actress by the name of Louise Linton. It all started...
Conversations
May 6, 2016
In late 2013, South Sudan erupted into civil war. The fledgling government, which had taken power just two years earlier during the formal...
Literature
February 29, 2016
Chris Abani is easily one of most important voices in literature today. He has published over a dozen books and is the recipient of the PEN...
Literature
January 28, 2016
Their life in Belgium already seemed like something that happened to someone else. Sometimes, Agu and Prosperous spoke of it, not of...
blog
October 27, 2015
Beasts of No Nation poses some complicated questions about Hollywood’s treatment of black masculinity. While the movie based on the 2005...
Reviews
October 26, 2015
Early this year I returned to northern Uganda during the dry season and was reminded of the pervasive nature of dust, the way it defines...
Reviews
October 13, 2015
The Past is a Foreign Country , which closed this past weekend, was French-Ivorian photographer François-Xavier Gbré’s first solo...