The only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela offers his unique perspective on South Africa’s transformation.
The official liaison between the Mandela family and the world’s media, Lee assesses the president’s trip to Africa & his efforts to re-engage with countries there both economically and emotionally.
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.