February 20, 2015
In the global imagination, the conceptual idea of Somalia derives from the notion of the uncanny, fantastic and primitive savage. The...
Literature
June 23, 2014
“As my African Express flight from Nairobi made its slow descent into Mogadishu, I looked out the window of the plane and saw the shores of...
Reportage
June 10, 2014
They come in ones and twos, sometimes more. Some of the patients have fresh bullet holes or machete wounds, while others suffer wounds that...
Opinion
April 29, 2014
This article appears in a collection of essays entitled, Confronting Genocide: Dehumanization, Denial and Strategies for Prevention" edited...
Literature
April 29, 2014
Foreword In Far From My Father , a woman must come to terms with what she knows – and didn’t know – about her father after his death forces...
Reviews
April 4, 2014
In his new book Trash: African Cinema from Below , Kenneth W. Harrow examines trash as a notion that allows him to assume a valuable...
Reviews
March 21, 2014
The publication of Clan-cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991 by Lidwien Kapteijns has aroused deeply contrasting reactions from...
Opinion
February 10, 2014
It must have seemed like a stroke of brilliance at the time. A few snaps of Downton Abbey’s Lady Cora with photogenic Sierra Leonean...
Reportage
August 20, 2013
“Gasi haitoki! Gasi haitoki!” (Gas should not come!) Ten adolescent girls dressed in navy blue school uniforms chant in excitable tones as...