September 26, 2016
I The mother, in short tight clothes, smudgy-eyed and lank-haired, wasted from taking more than her usual count of men, and, smiling a wry...
Literature
February 29, 2016
Chris Abani is easily one of most important voices in literature today. He has published over a dozen books and is the recipient of the PEN...
Literature
January 28, 2016
Their life in Belgium already seemed like something that happened to someone else. Sometimes, Agu and Prosperous spoke of it, not of...
Reviews
November 18, 2015
African futures, travelling diasporic sounds and writing by Africans for Africans are at the core of the Chimurenga Library exhibition on...
blog
January 13, 2015
As is well known, on Wednesday, January 7, a horrific attack took place in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office, leaving twelve...
Opinion
June 27, 2014
On the night of April 14, a group of militants, dressed as Nigerian policemen and wielding weapons, stormed into a government-operated...
Reviews
March 28, 2014
Nigerians in Space, by Deji Bryce Olukotun, is a transnational mystery novel replete with assassins, abalone poaching and an international...
Conversations
March 10, 2014
No words could be more pertinent as the ones said by the great Somali writer Nuruddin Farah in his blurb about Yewande Omotoso’s first...
Art
October 10, 2013
From Akron to New York to Des Moines, Miami, and San Diego, the major exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui has been...