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Tag Archives | Akin Adesokan

Timbuktu: An Old African Saying

“The gazelle for me symbolises beauty and grace,” Sissako told the Bloomington audience. Then, he added, “Beauty will save the world,”

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FESTAC ’77 – the Book and LP soon come!

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from […]

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The Second German Chronic is Here

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new […]

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The Amazing Career of Passport Number B957848

By Akin Adesokan (For Larry Siems & Aimee Liu) I The wait […]

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Roger and Me

Akin Adesokan writes in exaltation of the game of tennis, the sheer […]

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Method After Fela

by Akin Adesokan   “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]

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“I’m Not An African Writer, Damn You!”

by Akin Adesokan One is an African writer, or rather one becomes […]

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Neo Africanus: In Teju Cole’s World

Teju Cole, author of the award winning book Open City, recently announced […]

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A Corpse and its Jurisdiction – a letter from Lagos

Akin Adesokan tropes on the detective genre after he stumbles on an […]

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Authority Stealing: The business of crime writing in Kenya, India and Nigeria

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

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