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...
Reviews
March 5, 2016
Beginning in the late nineteenth century and stretching deep into the middle of the twentieth, exhibitions of “native” people were held...
Reviews
March 10, 2015
Gabonese Angèle Rawiri (1954-2010) is recognised as not only the first woman novelist from her nation, but the first novelist per se. Her...
Reviews
May 7, 2014
Violence founds and preserves the state. Monopoly over the legal use of violence is, Max Weber reminds us, indispensable to all modern...
Art
November 18, 2012
Sixteen years after the French conquest in 1830, unlike Morocco and Tunisia, Algeria had become an integral, legal and administrative part...
Literature
August 14, 2012
Translators' Introduction Transit is a succession of monologues by each of the characters: Bashir, a very young veteran of Djibouti’s civil...
retrospectives
January 4, 2012
Chapter 2 THEN… Back in time some people were so thin that they had to jump around in the rain to get wet. Back in time. GHETTO BOY Why am...