Tag: Africa
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Interview
Airdate: December 4, 2012

The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 30th, 2012

A depository of rare and wonderful African sounds

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 7th, 2012

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.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2012

Journalism meets art in this artfully convincing recreation of 1970s-era cultures.

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March 17th, 2012

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.

Zimbabwe dictator celebrates his birhtday in times of extreme poverty.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons; Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B.
February 25th, 2012

Just when you thought a totalitarian dictator couldn’t do any worse, he goes off and does something heinous–again.

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February 20th, 2012

Paul Simon marks the 25th anniversary of his legendary album with a long-awaited reunion.

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Interview
Airdate: February 23, 2012

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.

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October 7th, 2011

Ever hear of Katie Davis? Our blogger San Nixon has, and he explains why she’s quite the inspiration.

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Interview
Airdate: April 7, 2009

In an exclusive interview during her trip to the U.S., the first woman ever elected head of state in Africa describes her abduction by soldiers during the coup and how she won the election. She also explains the name of her memoir and talks about the future of her country.

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