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.
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.
Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Tavis pays tribute to one of Kenya’s most recognizable women.