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Secular Stories

“Spare a thought for secularism. One month into the life of The […]

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Waiting for Wame

By Elnathan John It is June 20. I am in pain. The […]

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Authority Stealing in Kenya

In pursuit of some scriptwriter talent, Billy Kahora discovers that academic mantras, […]

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Both Sides Then and Now

By Rustum Kozain Perhaps too short for the reading pleasure it provides, […]

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Authority Stealing in Nigeria

Akin Adesokan confronts the ‘real world of Nigerian politics’ and comes to […]

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Authority Stealing in India

Rakesh Khanna explores the web of Indian-language crime fiction publishing, in which […]

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I Think I’ll Call it Morning

 by Bongani Kona   Penumbra Songeziwe Mahlangu Kwela Books,  2013 Sometime in […]

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The Shifting Fortunes of a Performing Poet

Post-apartheid poetry and its makers have witnessed the commodification of the art […]

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Black Man in the White Suit

A Letter from Cape Town by Kiluanji Kia Henda. In 2008, the […]

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Pan Africanism in Katanga

In the margins of a specific history, in which land and inhabitants […]

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Becoming Chimamanda’s Boy

by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo. I was part of the 2014 Farafina Creative Writing Workshop […]

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Creative Industries as Underdevelopment

Are the creative industries turning the tide against urban development in the […]

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All That is Solid Melts into PR

Mark Fisher, author of the book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? […]

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Reviews in Brief

by Stacy Hardy.   Our Lady of the Nile Scholastique Mukasonga (transl. […]

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Operation Protective Edge

by  Paul Wessels. The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of […]

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Portrait of the Artist as a Daughter

by Ed Pavlić. “Where material is absent, dialectics is groundless.” – James Snead, […]

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Licking Dirty Hands

by David Shook. In the tradition of German poet Heimrad Bäcker, who turned […]

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Undoing the Spell

by Ben Verghese. Many of the dominant narratives of the partition focus on […]

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The Undeveloped Intellectual in Zombie-land

by Ibrahim Farghali. This is Rakha’s second novel after his début, The Book […]

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Breaking the Rules Beautifully

by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire. “Breaking the rules attracts implications, Jennifer.” I overhear British […]

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