“In the final analysis it is the Third World that Rushdie attacks, it is the faith of the Third World itself.” – Fatima Meer
Homeless in the Afterlife
The city, for many African immigrants, offers a horizon of hope, but also the fear of a death “out of place”. Lorena Núñez, Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon and Graeme Arendse reveal the Body Paths of immigrant journeys – which do not stop in death.
Florence Madenga maps those left homeless in the afterlife to reveal how death in the diaspora disrupts borders and bureaucracy and shows pathways beyond them.
“I Travel with the dead…” Sudirman Adi Makmur spends an inordinate amount of time alone or in the company of strangers no longer living.
The Skin I’m In: Naeem Mohaiemen reviews Vivek Bald’s Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, which chronicles for the first time an early history of Black-Bengali racial solidarity.
“I’m not an African Writer damn you!” Akin Adesokan lays bare the “dangers of a single video” while the puzzling compulsion of African writers to both conform and disavow.
Mustapha Benfodil “Goes-Anywhere-He-Pleases”, navigating the Paris-Algiers, Underground Class to reveal what the “Heroes of the Revolution have done to Algeria”.