December 1, 2016
Among the most dangerous of apologists are those who, with intellectual vigor and good intention, call for the dismantling of the...
Reviews
November 20, 2016
When Duke University Press announced that their Series Q would be officially terminated in 2012, there was already a sense that the...
Reportage
August 20, 2015
A Muslim, gay, ‘Coloured’ South African examines how much has really changed in Mandela’s beloved Rainbow Nation. It’s not an easy time to...
Conversations
September 26, 2014
Foreword Ken Bugul, Wolof for “one who is unwanted,” is the penname of Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma. Born in 1947 in Ndoucoumane, Senegal, Bugul...
Reviews
September 6, 2014
Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka has made identity the central topic of his new documentary, Beats of Antonov , which was mostly filmed in...
blog
March 31, 2015
The Represent exhibition, on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art since January 10th, was developed by organizing curator John Vick...
Conversations
March 10, 2014
No words could be more pertinent as the ones said by the great Somali writer Nuruddin Farah in his blurb about Yewande Omotoso’s first...
retrospectives
May 31, 2013
This article is an abridged version of Kwan, Samantha. 2003. “Consuming the Other: Ethnic Food, Identity Work, and the Appropriation of the...
retrospectives
October 26, 2012
"I write because it’s my calling, my task to do in the world. I write. It is a ritual, a habit, a propensity bred in my bones. It is what I...