Just days before being named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the remarkable single mother of 6 talked to us about her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and the challenges faced by women in politics.
The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.
A depository of rare and wonderful African sounds
While I came away from Under African Skies with a new understanding of the political landscape from which ‘Graceland’ emerged, it was Simon’s ruminations on the role of the artist in our society that hit me hardest.
Journalism meets art in this artfully convincing recreation of 1970s-era cultures.
Russell is merely the latest in a long line of well-intentioned Westerners with fundamental misunderstandings about Africa, its people and its frequently bewildering politics.
Just when you thought a totalitarian dictator couldn’t do any worse, he goes off and does something heinous–again.
Paul Simon marks the 25th anniversary of his legendary album with a long-awaited reunion.
The King of Otuam, Ghana and co-author of King Peggy discusses the changes she’s made to her home village since becoming its first female ruler and shares the impact she’s had on young girls.
Ever hear of Katie Davis? Our blogger San Nixon has, and he explains why she’s quite the inspiration.