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...
Conversations
July 15, 2013
It is in his bittersweet and touching book on the Asian expulsion from Uganda that one can trace the beginnings of author and intellectual...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
Like everybody else in Europe who had been straining under the terror that was Winter 2012-2013, I celebrated the first sunny day by taking...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias (1) Today, Wednesday August 14, 2002, at 9:30 am, something odd happened to me. For reasons of my...
retrospectives
December 3, 2012
“War may be serious business, but you would never know it from the casual manner in which African wars tend to be reported in the Western...
retrospectives
December 2, 2012
They set out early, before sunset. Not the right time for visiting, but it was going to be a long drive and his sister Manaal said she...